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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Rural and Municipal Utility Cybersecurity (RMUC) Advanced Cybersecurity Technology (ACT)

Announcement Number
Announcement Type
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Opening Date
Closing Date
Contract Specialist
Maureen Davison
Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER)

Closing Date for Full Applications: April 24, 2024

The activities to be funded under this FOA support BIL Section 40124 and the broader government-wide efforts to increase the security, reliability, and resiliency of our energy infrastructure. Investments to improve the cybersecurity resilience of electric utilities eligible to participate in the Rural and Municipal Utility Cybersecurity (RMUC) Program will improve energy resilience in rural communities, decrease energy burdens on utility members and customers, and increase the cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and abilities of utility employees in rural communities. These investments will help maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition by facilitating secure grid modernization deployments as the nation works to curb the climate crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice. Details can be found in S3 Exchange

Modification 000001: extends the submission deadline for full applications to 5/16/2024 at 5pm ET; revises the expected date for DOE Selection Notifications to 9/18/2024; and revises template language for Not-for-Profit Partner Documentation in Section IV.C.v.

Modification 000002: extends the submission deadline for full applications to 6/6/2024 at 5pm ET and adds language to clarify a not-for-profit.