Request for Proposals

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CCI Call for Proposals

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative provides funding for multiple cybersecurity research and innovation project.

Visit the CCI Call for Proposals site to view the current and previous CFPs.


COVA CCI Active RFPs


RFP – Curriculum Development (COVACCI-21-05)

RFP ISSUE DATE: October 15, 2021
Q&A period: October 15, 2021 – November 1, 2021
Proposals due: December 1, 2021
Notification Date: December 20, 2021
Period of Performance: January 1, 2022 – August 30, 2022

I. Objective. To encourage utilization of the Virginia Cyber Range and curricula development across the node, COVA CCI is providing financial support to faculty members seeking to develop cybersecurity curricula. Faculty are encouraged to identify gaps in existing curricula and propose strategies to fill these gaps. Any curricula developed using this RFP must be shared across CCI and state-supported academic institutions.

II. Eligibility. Any public two- or four-year college/university faculty/staff member working in cybersecurity, or related field, associated with COVA CCI.

III. Awards. We anticipate awarding three projects under this RFP in the amount of $10,000 per award.

RFP – Computer Lab Upgrades (COVACCI-21-04)

RFP ISSUE DATE: October 1, 2021
Last day for questions and answers about this RFP: October 15, 2021
Proposals due: November 1, 2021
Notification Date: December 1, 2021
Period of Performance: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

I. Objective
This RFP is being released to solicit proposals to build new or provide upgrades to academic and/or research computer labs at the public community colleges and/or universities within COVA CCI which are used by students and/or faculty to enhance their academic and/or research capabilities. Funding can be used to purchase hardware, software, and/or cloud enabled services for these computer labs.
II. Eligibility
Public community colleges and universities within COVA CCI are eligible to apply for this RFP.
III. Awards
A total of $350,000 is available to support this RFP and we anticipate awarding 3-5 awards. While a 1:1 match is not required, we encourage each institution to provide additional funding as needed to complete the upgrades.


Closed RFPs