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Rural and Municipal Utility Advanced Cybersecurity Grant & Technical Assistance

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    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)


    The Department of Energy will establish the Rural and Municipal Utility Advanced Cybersecurity Grant and Technical Assistance Program to provide grants and technical assistance to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, eligible entities to protect against, detect, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity threats.

    The objectives of the program are:

    1. to deploy advanced cybersecurity technologies for electric utility systems
    2. to increase the participation of eligible entities in cybersecurity threat information sharing programs

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Priority will be given to applicants with the following:

    1. has limited cybersecurity resources
    2. owns assets critical to the reliability of the bulk power system
    3. owns defense critical electric infrastructure


    Secretary of Energy

    Secretary of Energy
    1000 Independence Avenue Southwest
    Washington, DC 20585

  • Eligibility Details

    The following entities are eligible:

    1. a rural electric cooperative;
    2. a utility owned by a political subdivision, such as a municipally owned electric utility;
    3. a utility owned by any agency, authority, corporation, or instrumentality of one or more political subdivisions;
    4. a not-for-profit entity that is in a partnership with at least six entities described above.
    5. an investor-owned electric utility that sells fewer than 4,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year

    Deadline Details

    Responses to the RFI must be submitted via email to by 5:00 p.m. ET on December 19, 2022. The application process is expected to open during the first quarter of 2023.

    Award Details

    A total of $250 million is appropriated to this program for fiscal years 2022 through 2026.

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