AWS K12 Cyber Grant Program

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AWS launches $20 million K12 Cyber Grant Program

Annual cyberattacks on K12 schools jumped from 400 to 1,300 over a three-year period with the U.S. government predicting that the threat level will increase. As K12 school districts integrate education technology into classrooms to improve learning environments and support their core mission, it’s critical for schools to address growing cybersecurity challenges. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is here to help the K12 community enhance the cybersecurity of their networks to protect against cyber intrusions, ransomware attacks, and data breaches.

To help public schools across the nation implement cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, AWS is investing $20 million in AWS promotional credits to new and existing AWS customers. Grant awards will take into consideration the student population sizes that public school districts, state departments of education, or regional educational service agencies serve, and the scope of the proposed AWS solution(s).

Whether you’re following National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidelines, AWS's offerings can enable our K12 customers to meet their unique security needs and our robust AWS Partner Network can customize solutions to meet your school district’s unique needs.

Application process

If you are awarded AWS Promotional Credit for no-cost usage of applicable AWS services, the AWS Promotional Credit will be valid for one year from the time AWS Promotional Credit is applied to the account or until the credit has been fully utilized. To learn more, check out the AWS Promotional Credits Terms and Conditions.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, please apply now. You can expect a response from AWS within five business days. 

AWS’s commitment

As part of our support, AWS is bolstering our longstanding collaboration with K12 education communities, teaching and learning companies, and education technology providers (EdTechs).

In addition to the K12 Cyber Grant Program, we are committed to:

  • Upskilling and reskilling K12 IT staff through no-cost AWS security training offerings delivered through the AWS Skill Builder, a digital learning center. AWS Skill Builder has more than 600 no-cost courses, including more than 40 security-focused courses.
  • Offering no-cost cyber incident response assistance to AWS customers through our Customer Incident Response Team to provide support to K12 school districts in the event a school experiences a cyberattack.
  • Providing no-cost Well-Architected Framework security reviews to all EdTechs providing mission-critical applications to the K12 community.

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New in 2024 is the K12 Cyber Grant Program in Canada

AWS has committed to supporting Canadian K12 school boards build a security-first mindset. Learn more and apply today.

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