HAVA Election Security grants are formula grants that were first appropriated in 2018 (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018). Authorized under Title I Section 101 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the Election Security grant program marked the first new HAVA appropriation since 2010. Election Security funding provides states with additional resources to improve the administration of elections for federal office, including to enhance technology and make certain election security improvements.
HAVA Election Security funding is available to states and U.S. territories as defined by HAVA and the Consolidated Appropriations Acts of 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023.
2023 Election Security Award Webinar Slides
Guidance on Managing Funds
Allowable Use of Funds: Physical Security Services and Social Media Threat Monitoring
Guidance on Use of HAVA Funds for Expenses Related to COVID-19
ES Expenditure Snapshot
As of March 31, 2023, states have spent a total of $425 million (approximately 56%) of the funds. State by state snapshot: ES Grant Expenditures.
The next expenditure reports are due to the EAC on January 30th.
The EAC does not edit or modify the contents provided in grant reports. The report contents are posted as we receive them by the states.