Grant Details

2020 HAVA Election Security Funds (Idaho)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Idaho Elections Division


    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 provides payments to states for activities to improve the administration of elections for Federal office, including to enhance election technology and make election security improvements.

    Consistent with the requirements of HAVA, states may use this funding to

    • Replace voting equipment that only records a voter's intent electronically with equipment that utilizes a voter verified paper record;
    • Implement a post-election audit system that provides a high level of confidence in the accuracy of the final vote tally;
    • Upgrade election ­related computer systems to address cyber vulnerabilities identified through Department of Homeland Security, or similar scans or assessments of, existing election systems;
    • Facilitate cybersecurity training for the state chief election official's office and local election officials;
    • Implement established cybersecurity best practices for election systems; and
    • Fund other activities that will improve the security of elections for Federal office.

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    For additional information, please contact the Idaho Elections Division directly.


    Idaho Elections Division Staff

    Idaho Elections Division Staff

    (208) 334-2852

  • Eligibility Details

    The Idaho Elections Division is the only entity eligible to apply to US Election Security Commission for HAVA funds. Funds are then awarded to state agencies in Idaho. States may re-grant/distribute funds to local election districts/offices at their discretion.

    Deadline Details

    The Idaho Elections Division is to submit an application to the US Election Commission in January 2020. For information regarding local deadlines, contact the Idaho Elections Division at (208) 334-2852 or

    Award Details

    As of FY 2020, Idaho reserves $1,500,000 specifically for use by counties on through the Idaho Elections Security Improvement Grant program. Funds under this category include the requirements of a 20% county match (in-kind allowable) as well as the submission of a project plan by each county which will be driven by a county specific cyber security readiness and posture assessment program. This assessment project is currently underway and was begun as a part of the training provided to counties under 2018

    HAVA funds in the cybersecurity category. Priority will be given to cybersecurity preparedness and prevention tactics and best practices that can improve statewide endpoint resiliency to the elections system infrastructure.

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