Have an innovative idea on how to improve the security or resilience of infrastructure in your community? Apply to the NIPP Security and Resilience Challenge and your idea could receive funding.
The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security and Resilience Challenge, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program, identifies and funds high priority innovative projects among the critical infrastructure community. The Challenge has approximately $3 million available in FY 2016 to fund around ten high-priority sector and regional innovation initiatives. These initiatives will develop technology, tools, processes, and methods that address near-term needs and further strengthen the security and resilience of critical infrastructure.
To apply for Challenge funds, DHS is asking its NIPP partners to submit Capability Gap Statements to describe how their project will fill gaps in cyber and physical security, first responder needs, and other capabilities. Capability Gap Statements will be reviewed and vetted by the National Institute for Hometown Security in a competitive process. DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) will then make final decisions on which Capability Gap Statements will be advanced to the proposal phase.
Capability Gap Statements can be submitted electronically at The National Institute of Hometown Security (NIHS) website.
Only submissions received by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 8, 2016, will be accepted.
DHS is also requesting volunteers to serve on the review panel.
Where can I apply and find out more?
Submit your Capability Gap Statements on the National Institute of Hometown Security website.
For more information on the NIPP Security and Resilience Challenge or to volunteer to serve on the review panel, please visit the National Institute of Hometown Security website or contact one of these individuals:
- NIPP Security and Resilience Challenge Subject Matter Expert
Samuel G. Varnado, PhD, Chief Technical Officer
National Institute for Hometown Security
- DHS IP Technology Development and Deployment Program (TDDP) Program Manager
Jay Robinson, Senior Policy Analyst
DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection