COVID-19 Online Learning & Work from Home Cybersecurity Grant
Type of Grant: In-Kind Software and Services
Eligible Award Amount: Up To $100,000 Over 5 Years
Application Deadline Extended Until: January 6, 2021
CAMPUS CONSORTIUM GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
It is the mission of the Consortium to help institutions use technology to achieve their strategic plans, modernize the student experience and make education more accessible and affordable for the communities served. Campus Consortium grant programs are designed to provide awarded institutions with in-kind solutions and services that are powered by technology partners who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to serving the needs of campuses and have a track record of successful implementations.
The Campus Consortium has partnered with QuickLaunch™ to provide the technology platform and services for the COVID-19 Online Learning & Work from Home Cybersecurity Grant.
ONLINE LEARNING & WORK FROM HOME CYBERSECURITY GRANT OVERVIEW
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Online Learning & Work from Home Cybersecurity Grant is designed to give institutions the ability to secure access to enterprise systems and applications as students, faculty and staff take online courses and work from home. The Grant provides awarded institutions with the requisite licenses and implementation services to a comprehensive Single Sign-On (SSO) and Adaptive Multi-Factor (MFA) solution. Following the Campus Consortium’s due diligence process, Grant recipients may receive up to $100,000 in software licenses, support and implementation services for a term of up to five (5) years.
Please note: Only a limited number of institutions will be awarded.
BENEFITS OF THE ONLINE LEARNING & WORK FROM HOME CYBERSECURITY GRANT
- Eliminate the increased threat of account takeover due to remote access
- Enable a secure single point of access to all your cloud and on-premise applications using Single Sign-On solution
- Enable risk-based authentication specifically for remote users to make sure they are who they claim they are
- Library of available factors such as security questions, Email, SMS, YUBIKEY, Google Auth along with Mobile Push
- Enable password reset for all remote users using same set of multi-factors
WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA?
- Accredited Higher Education institutions and K-12 schools are eligible to apply.
- Institutions are eligible to apply for multiple grants. Separate applications are required for each grant pursued.
- Applicants are required to demonstrate institutional purpose in the form of a “letter of intent” signed by Dean/President or member of campus leadership team. The letter should indicate the challenges the solution aims to solve and why the grant would be helpful to the institution.
Please note: If your institution has previously received a grant award for other Campus Consortium grants, your campus is eligible to apply for this grant.
GRANT APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES
- Grant Application Submission – Applications will be accepted until January 6, 2021
- (For Shortlisted Applicants) Grant Assessment & Technical Due Diligence Interview
- (For Awardees) Grant Award Package Walkthrough
- (For Awardees) Grant Award Master License and Services Agreement
- (For Awardees) Grant Award Statement of Work/SOW
- Grant Project Kickoff
- Campus Consortium intends to announce Grant Awardees by February 1, 2021
Dates and deadlines are subjected to change based on the number of applications received.
HOW TO APPLY
- Download the COVID-19 Online Learning & Work from Home Cybersecurity Grant Application
- Complete the Grant Application
- Submit completed Grant Application and Letter of Intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6, 2021