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Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Funding Opportunity

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides project assistance through the AFFECT funding opportunity. AFFECT provides grants for the development of capital projects to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at federal agency facilities.

AFFECT 2015 Funding Opportunity

On March 6, 2015, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT), Fiscal Year 2015.

The AFFECT FOA (DE-FOA-0001297) will provide grants to U.S. federal agencies to assist in funding renewable energy projects that are incorporated into a privately financed performance contract, such as an energy savings performance contract or utility energy service contract, or as part of a renewable energy power purchase agreement. Applications for renewable energy projects that are financed through appropriations will also be considered. The anticipated total funding level for AFFECT is $2.85 million, with anticipated funding per award to be between approximately $50,000 and $1 million.

Letters of intent (LOI) were due on April 6, 2015, and full applications were due on May 20, 2015. Applicants had to submit an LOI to be eligible to submit a full application. Applicants also had to register with and submit application materials through the EERE Exchange. Direct questions regarding this FOA are to be sent to

Key Dates
  • April 6, 2015: Letters of intent due
  • May 20, 2015: Full applications due
  • September 15, 2015: Award selections made
  • November 15, 2015: Grant awards initiated
Informational Webinar

On March 19, 2015, FEMP held an informational webinar to share details about the AFFECT FOA and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions. Watch the webinar recording.

AFFECT 2014 Funding Opportunity

The first AFFECT funding opportunity was issued in November 2013. Recipients of the 2014 AFFECT grants were announced in September 2014. Read about the 2014 AFFECT funding opportunity and recipients.