​​​​​​​​​​​The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Technology Office (BTO) has announced its “Connected Communities" funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to expand grid-interactive efficient building communities nationwide. ​A total of approximately $65 million of federal funding will be available for six to eight awards in total.

Cooperatives​ may be interested in applying for funds under the FOA, and NRECA is evaluating submitting an application on behalf of cooperatives and technology partners.

Interested cooperatives are asked to contact Brian Sloboda, NRECA Director of Consumer Solutions, by November 16. ​(brian.sloboda@nreca.coop)

The following advisory provides additional details:​