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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 2017 Funding Opportunity

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the FEMP, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled "Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017."

Note: FOA applications will not be accepted through the notice of intent.

The FOA will provide grants to federal agencies for the following three topic areas:

  1. Combined heat and power
  2. Renewable energy
  3. Energy efficiency deep retrofits.

EERE plans to issue the FOA in November or December 2016 via the EERE Exchange website. If applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.

For more information, including application submission steps, see the notice of intent.

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) will provide 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:

  1. Lighting
  2. Water
  3. Controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  4. Replacement of HVAC equipment
  5. 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.

Key Dates
  • 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
Informational Webinar

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.