The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides project assistance through the Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) funding opportunity. AFFECT provides grants for the development of capital projects to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at federal agency facilities.
AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity
On November 22, 2016, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017.
The AFFECT 2017 FOA (DE-FOA-0001667) will provide grants to U.S. federal agencies for projects in three topic areas:
- Combined heat and power
- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency deep retrofits.
Applicants will be asked to show how the proposed project results are conducive to broader adoption at other federal facilities, impacting the direction, strategy, and thinking of the agency to engage in similar efforts at other federal facilities. The anticipated total funding level for AFFECT 2017 is $3 million, subject to appropriations, with anticipated funding per award to be between approximately $100,000 and $1 million.
- December 22, 2016: Letters of Intent due
- January 30, 2017: Full Applications due
- June 21, 2017: Award selections made
- September 29, 2017: Grant awards initiated
Informational Webinar: December 13, 2016
An informational webinar on the AFFECT 2017 FOA will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on December 13, 2016. Details regarding the funding opportunity will be reviewed and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. All registrants will receive detailed instructions about how to login upon registration, and reminders will be sent prior to the webinar.
AFFECT 2016 Funding Opportunity
On May 26, 2016, FEMP issued a FOA on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies 2016.
The AFFECT FOA (DE-FOA-0001574) provided grants to U.S. federal agencies to establish a program that provides an effective agency process to utilize the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE and for subsequently applying the process to identified energy savings projects. The ENABLE contract is a streamlined ESPC for small sites that is limited to the following five energy conservation measures:
- Controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Replacement of HVAC equipment
- Solar photovoltaics.
The anticipated total funding level for AFFECT is $3 million with anticipated funding per award to be between approximately $200,000 and $1 million.
Letters of intent (LOI) were due by June 27, 2016, and full applications were due by July 27, 2016. Applicants had to submit a LOI to be eligible to submit a full application. AFFECT applicants had to register with and submit application materials through the EERE Exchange.
- June 27, 2016: Letters of intent due
- July 27, 2016: Full applications due
- October 28, 2016: Award selections made
- November 7, 2016: Award negotiations initiated
FEMP held a one-hour informational webinar about the AFFECT FOA on June 8, 2016. Details about the program were reviewed and attendees had the opportunity to ask questions. Watch the webinar recording.
AFFECT 2015 Funding Opportunity
The 2015 AFFECT funding opportunity was issued in March 2015 and recipients were announced on January 27, 2016. Read about the 2015 AFFECT funding opportunity and recipients.
AFFECT 2014 Funding Opportunity
The first AFFECT funding opportunity was issued in November 2013. Recipients of the 2014 AFFECT grants were announced on September 22, 2014. Read about the 2014 AFFECT funding opportunity and recipients.