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DOE Rural and Municipal Utility Advanced Cybersecurity Grant (RMUC) Program – Pre-Apps Due 1/10/24

Opportunity Title:

Rural and Municipal Utility Advanced Cybersecurity Grant and Technical Assistance (RMUC) Program


DOE Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response

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Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $70 million funding opportunity to enhance the cybersecurity posture of electric cooperative, municipal, and small investor-owned utilities.

The RMUC program aims to fund projects in the following three topic areas:

  • Support investments in cybersecurity technologies, tools, training, and improvements in processes and procedures for eligible electric utilities to improve their cybersecurity posture;

  • Strengthen the peer-to-peer and not-for-profit technical assistance ecosystem currently serving eligible electric utilities by providing funding for technology investments; and

  • Increase access to technical assistance and training for eligible utilities with limited cybersecurity resources by providing funding that will broaden the scope of products and services available.

There will be an informational webinar on 12/19.


Competition, eligibility for award is restricted under this FOA per Topic Area as follows:

Topic Area 1:

  • (A) Rural electric cooperatives;

  • (B) Utilities owned by a political subdivision of a State, such as a municipally owned electric utility;

  • (C) Utilities owned by any agency, authority, corporation, or instrumentality of one or more political subdivisions of a State;

  • (E) Investor-owned electric utilities that sell less than 4,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year.

Topic Areas 2 and 3:

  • All of the above

  • Not-for-profit entities that are in a partnership with not fewer than 6 entities described in (A), (B), or (C) above;

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Pre-Applications Due January 10, 2024

Full Applications Due April 24, 2024

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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