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Cybersecurity Roadshow

ID: FUKUOKA-PAS-FY24-01 • Type: Posted

Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

1. Priority Region: Japan

2. Program Objectives:

Central Japan is the country's manufacturing powerhouse, especially in the aerospace and automobile sectors. However, the region remains vulnerable to cyberattacks, even among industries that are critical to global supply chains. To strengthen Central Japan's cybersecurity capabilities and raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity is essential for bolstering economic security. Meanwhile, the Kyushu region is an important and growing center of semiconductor design and production. Known by the moniker Silicon Island , Kyushu is a crucial link in global supply chains. The region's top-notch research universities and the small and medium enterprises that support the semiconductor industry, however, need to update and modernize their cyber defenses to protect their role in global supply chains. Crucial to this effort will be modernizing how cybersecurity is taught in Kyushu's universities.

Raising cybersecurity awareness, improving cybersecurity education, and strengthening cyber defenses in these two regions is a crucial component of improving Japan's economic security.

This project aims to share information security best practices and strengthen cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, industry, and academia.

The project will involve holding cybersecurity-focused events in Central Japan and in Kyushu that include participation from Japanese leaders in government, academia, the private sector, and civil society responsible for cybersecurity and digital innovation. Possible formats for these events include panel discussions, conferences, and workshops. Panelists/presenters/trainers should include both U.S. and Japanese experts in cybersecurity who can address important themes such as: public-private sector cooperation in cybersecurity, protecting critical infrastructure, cybersecurity education in the United States, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, etc.

Costs for the program include:

Round-trip international airfare between Japan and the United States

Local transportation and lodging costs

Conference venue, consumables, interpreters, and necessary costs to run conferences.

Charging for Cybersecurity Roadshow Events:

The program is not a profit-making opportunity. Grantees are prohibited from charging fees for the events or using them as fundraisers for charitable organizations.

Fly America Act Restrictions and other flight arrangements:

All Federal Government-financed international air transportation for the U.S. speakers must be accomplished by U.S. flag air carriers or U.S. code sharing to the extent that service by those carriers is available. For information on other open skies agreements in which the United States has entered, please refer to GSA's website at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/103191. Therefore, consider these restrictions when estimating your speaker(s) travel arrangement.

Media Engagement Plan:

Applicants should propose a clear media plan in their proposal. This plan should include how the organization plans to promote the project, how and how often they plan to share project experiences, activities, and public media appearances with U.S. Consulates Fukuoka and Nagoya. Applicants should also detail their willingness to work regularly with the U.S. Consulates to shape and amplify their public messaging through the U.S. Consulate's public engagement platforms.

3. Participants and Audiences:

Japanese leaders in national and local government, academia, the private sector, and civil society engaged in cybersecurity and digital innovation.

If applying from outside of Japan, we highly recommend potential applicants to collaborate and coordinate with project partners in Japan to implement the requested program successfully.

Background
The U.S. Consulates Fukuoka is seeking organizations to carry out a Cybersecurity Roadshow program in two cities in Japan. The priority regions for the program are Japan, with a focus on Central Japan and Kyushu. The program aims to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities, raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, and modernize cybersecurity education in universities to bolster economic security in these regions.

Grant Details
The program will involve holding cybersecurity-focused events in Central Japan and Kyushu, including panel discussions, conferences, and workshops. It aims to share information security best practices and strengthen cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, industry, and academia. Costs for the program include round-trip international airfare between Japan and the United States, local transportation and lodging costs, conference venue, consumables, interpreters, and necessary costs to run conferences.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; public and private educational institutions; public international organizations; and governmental institutions. Cost sharing is encouraged but not required. All organizations must have a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.

Period of Performance
The length of the performance period is up to 24 months. The number of awards anticipated is 1 award with amounts ranging from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $50,000. The proposed programs should be completed in 2 years or less.

Grant Value
The total amount available for the grant is $50,000.00 with an anticipated start date no later than September 30, 2024.

Place of Performance
The specific geographic locations where the grant will be performed are Central Japan and Kyushu.

Overview

Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
True
Source
On 3/1/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity FUKUOKA-PAS-FY24-01 for Cybersecurity Roadshow with funding of $50,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $10,000 and $50,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 30, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 6 Days
Last Updated
Feb. 29, 2024, 6:46 p.m. EST
Version
6
Archive Date
May 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Independent school districts
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
County governments
City or township governments
Small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$50,000
Floor
$10,000
Estimated Program Funding
$50,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Rika Tanaka Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
Tokyo PAS Grants Management
Contact Phone
81-90-50059734
Additional Information
Mission Japan Federal Assistance Awards Information

Documents

Posted documents for FUKUOKA-PAS-FY24-01

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