Frequently Asked Questions

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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000901: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), works with key individuals to accomplish energy change within organizations by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable Federal agencies to meet energy-related goals and to provide energy leadership to the country. The Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of capital projects to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. The intent of the AFFECT FOA is for these capital projects to help facilitate the wider adoption of these technologies at other Federal facilities. Using the authority provided in Public Law 102-486, funding provided under the AFFECT FOA will implement FEMP’s continuing efforts to promote widespread energy efficiency and renewable energy technology deployment in the Federal sector. Projects selected for funding under the AFFECT FOA will support FEMP’s ongoing effort to build agency capacity through project implementation, encourage energy cost savings, and promote significant recipient involvement through cost leveraging from both Federal and non-Federal sources.


There are two topic areas to which an application may be submitted under this FOA: 1) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and 2) Renewable Energy.

FEMP is hosting a 60-minute informational webinar and question and answer session on the AFFECT FOA at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Register for the webinar.


**Due to constraints with the eXCHANGE functionality, please note the following:

  • Under "General" and in the field "Organization Type", please select "Government Owned and Operated (GOGO)" from the drop-down menu for U.S. Federal Agencies and Sub-Agencies. National Laboratory Contractors may select "Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)" if applicable.
  • Under "Funds and Costs" and in the field "Federal Share", please enter the amount of proposed funds requested from FEMP.
  • Under "Funds and Costs" and in the field "Non-Federal Share", please enter the amount of proposed cost leverage.
  • After filling in the initial blanks for the "Letter of Intent", proceed to the "Full Application" page to upload your "1-page Letter of Intent" described in the FOA.  Once the letter of intent has been uploaded, there will be no confirmation.  However, EERE Exchange will be alerted that a LOI has been uploaded.  Please note do not click "Submit" after uploading your "Letter of Intent File".  You will be able to upload the remaining application documents from this page before submitting the full application package.

**NOTE - Due to inclement weather / government closure, the Letter of Intent deadline has been moved to 12/12/13 at 5pm EST.


Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424: Application For Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 10/28/2013 09:52 AM ET)

Contact Information

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    For questions about the content of the FOA document. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 12/12/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/18/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/5/2013 5:00 PM ET – 6/3/2013 5:00 PM ET