The Cybersecurity Public Service Grant Program (CPSG) represents a partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals demonstrating an interest and aptitude for cybersecurity defense to address the state’s current and future cybersecurity needs. In addition, this program enables public agencies to provide attractive offers that financially compete with prospective private employers.
Qualifying individuals may receive an annual bonus, up to $20,000, for up to three years. This bonus is funded through matching contribution from the employer and the state program. The authorizing language can be found in the 2020 Act of Appropriation, Item 150. H.
The following is designed to answer common questions about this program.