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Cybersecurity for Discretionary Grant Projects

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) makes historic investments in the transportation sector, providing the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) with grant funding for infrastructure development and modernization. When DOT awards discretionary grants, it includes cybersecurity requirements, where applicable, to promote cyber resilience across the transportation sector. 

The Office of Sector Cyber Coordination works with DOT's grant program offices to include Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience language in Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements. This language alerts grant applicants of the need to identify and address grant project cyber risks, which contributes to the continued availability of safe transportation systems sector operations. 

Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to DOT's integration of cybersecurity into discretionary grant programs.