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Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Funding and Critical Infrastructure Security

In 2017 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) added Election Infrastructure as a cyber-resiliency Critical Infrastructure Subsector under the Presidential Policy Directive/PPD 21 (2013) and raised the profile of elections security substantially. By doing this, DHS empowered states to integrate elections security into their existing critical infrastructure resiliency plans and to apply resources accordingly, allowing them to engage in cross-sector collaboration and resource sharing as a best practice. Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding is a resource that can help state officials address address some of their top concerns.