SourceAmerica Announces Five-Year CMMC Grant For Nonprofit Agencies; President, CEO Richard Belden Quoted
SourceAmerica announced on Thursday, March 25th that the company is offering a new financial assistance grant, valued at seven to nine million dollars over five-years, for its network nonprofit agencies that are holding government contracts, in order to assist them with required cybersecurity upgrades.
“Cybersecurity continues to be a top priority for all businesses operating in the federal government space,” said SourceAmerica Interim President, CEO Richard Belden.
The SourceAmerica Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Grant will assist network nonprofits to successfully navigate the Department of Defense’s (DoD) new certification process for assessing the cybersecurity environment of support contractors. The recipients of the grant will work to establish their cybersecurity controls and policies to meet the standards of the Pentagon.
“The CMMC grant will provide support for this critical need and allow for nonprofits in the SourceAmerica network to contract directly with third-party vendors with cybersecurity expertise,” Belden added. “These vendors will in turn provide the necessary guidance to the nonprofit agencies to enhance their own cybersecurity proficiencies needed to perform work for the Defense Department and all of its associated agencies.”
SourceAmerica has designed this grant to offset the costs incurred by each nonprofit as they take action to comply with the requirements of CMMC, which will be required by the Department of Defense for all contracted work by the beginning of fiscal year 2026.
SourceAmerica connects government and corporate customers to a national network of approximately 700 nonprofit agencies that hire a talented segment of the workforce – people with disabilities. Established in 1974, SourceAmerica is committed to increasing economic and social inclusion and advocating for a more accessible future of work for people with differing abilities.
As a leading job creator within the disability community and distinguished as an AbilityOne authorized enterprise, SourceAmerica harnesses the momentum and boosts the capability of its network and customers.
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