Bureau or Account: Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response

Funding amount: $250,000,000

Period of Availability: Available until expended

Funding Mechanism: Grant / Cooperative Agreement / Contract

New Program: Yes

Recipients: Rural Electric Cooperatives, Municipally-Owned Electric Utilities, Other State-Owned Utilities, Small Investor-Owned Utilities

Description: 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

Eligible Uses: 

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

Next Milestone:  Estimated application opening date, 4th quarter 2022.