Today, the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a $13 million solicitation for new energy projects that will help federal facilities improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce their carbon footprint. Through this Federal Agency Call (FAC), entitled, "Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)," DOE will help ensure that the federal government is leading by example in the effort to achieve the Biden Administration's goal of a 100% clean-energy economy and net-zero emissions by 2050.
"Achieving President Biden's ambitious goals for America's energy economy will require unprecedented efforts by the federal government—the largest energy consumer in the country," said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Kathleen Hogan. "The projects funded under this initiative will both decarbonize and strengthen the critical energy and water infrastructure at our federal facilities, ensuring continuous operations in times of crisis."  
The AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC will fund projects addressing clean energy supply; load management; storage and resilience; energy efficiency; and mitigation and/or adaptation to effects of climate change. The FAC responds to current priorities and conditions by seeking projects in the categories of Projects Under Development Facing Reductions in Scope Due to Adverse Changes in Fiscal/Economic Conditions, and Load Management projects. AFFECT 2022 FAC projects will yield examples that can be replicated at other federal facilities, while also expanding a diversified workforce within the clean-energy economy in construction, skilled trades, and engineering.
As indicated in the AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC’s timetable, FEMP plans to conduct an informational webinar on December 15th, 2022 at 1pm EST. Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any applicant submissions. Register for the webinar.
To apply to the AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC, applicants are limited to federal government agencies.  Applicants must register and submit application materials through EERE Exchange. The application deadline is February 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Questions regarding this FAC can be sent to All questions and answers related to this FAC will be posted on EERE Exchange.
In addition to the AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC, DOE intends to provide additional opportunities through a subsequent FAC funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).  Federal agencies may submit applications under both this AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC and the subsequent AFFECT BIL FAC, should it be issued.  Although it is expected that the subsequent AFFECT BIL FAC would have different requirements and grant sizes than the AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC, the same project would not be able to receive grants under both this AFFECT 2022 Appropriations FAC and the subsequent AFFECT BIL FAC.
Updated information on this funding opportunity will be posted on FEMP's website as it becomes available.