In the interest of serving Louisiana municipalities and recognizing the importance of technology in improving efficiency and communication, the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) is pleased to offer computers and technical assistance to its members who have no, or at best, limited technological assets.
The MAP-IT program will be limited to annually appropriated funds and administered on a first come – first service basis and/or by level of need, with the primary focus of using the majority of the funding resources to provide immediate assistance to small-size municipalities. With the generous financial support of the LMA Board, these information technology resources may be provided at no or limited cost to municipalities.
The stated goals of this program provide for every municipality with a need for computer technology assistance to receive a level of support from the LMA. However, to meet the near-term goals, the first level of assistance should address the immediate need of those municipalities who current have no, or severely limited computer and Internet capabilities.
Cybersecurity has taken front seat to our MAP-IT program this year (2020). This year we will be offering the following to our members who currently have no or severely limited cybersecurity capabilities:
1. Cloud Backups for Disaster and Emergency Recovery with or without monitoring.
2. NexGen Antivirus with Ransomware detection capabilities.
3. Educational software with security awareness online videos, testing and email phishing campaigns.
4. Installation and setup of programs through LMA
Please call Tracy Melancon at 225.344.001 x 434 or your District Vice President (below) for more information.
Participant agrees to sign a Cooperative Agreement with LMA that requires/provides:
To participate in MAP-IT and receive computers and internet technology assistance, contact your LMA District Vice President!
See below for a list of district vice presidents.