Posted on 16 May 2016 11:26 AM

<p>NIST intends to advance NICE’s goals and the President’s Job-Driven Training and Ready to Work Initiative by providing assistance to establish Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development. Effective multistakeholder workforce partnerships focus on organizing multiple employers with skill shortages in specific occupations to focus on developing the skilled workforce to meet industry needs within the local or regional economy. Read the full press release here < .

Applicants must be non-profit organizations including institutions of higher education located in the United States or its territories. Applicants must also demonstrate through letters of interest that at least one of each of the following types of organizations is interested in being part of the proposed regional partnership:

* K-12 school or Local Education Agency (LEA),
* Institution of Higher Education or College/University System, and
* Local employer.

The deadline to apply is: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

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A virtual webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:00am eastern time to provide general information regarding this FFO, offer general guidance on preparing applications, and answer questions. Email us at for more information.</p>