CISA’s Cybersecurity Workforce Development and Training for Underserved Communities is a non-traditional training program that addresses the cyber workforce shortage through outreach and hands-on training for potential cyber staff. The program uses cooperative agreements with community-based, non-profit organizations to help individuals develop cyber skills through entry-level training and apprenticeships.

Organizations with CISA Cooperative Agreements

  • CyberWarrior - This non-profit organization delivers hands-on, lab-driven technical training in cybersecurity methods and procedures to people of all backgrounds via its CyberWarrior Academy. For more information about how this program creates and upskills cybersecurity talent, visit or email

  • NPower - A national non-profit committed to advancing race and gender equity in the tech industry, NPower provides military veterans and young adults from underserved communities tech training and quality job placement. Learn more about the various opportunities NPower offers at or email