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DE-FOA-0002329: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020

As part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)’s mission is to help federal agencies advance the energy efficiency, resilience, and security of their operations. FEMP assists Federal agencies in meeting energy-related goals by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to identify affordable solutions and facilitate public-private partnerships.

FEMP’s Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2020 Federal Agency Call (FAC) will build on FEMP’s prior AFFECT grant program efforts to provide direct funding to Federal agencies for the development of energy and water efficiency projects and processes. The purpose of the AFFECT 2020 FAC funding is to initiate, supplement, improve or otherwise increase the viability and adoption of energy efficiency and operational resilience at U.S. Federal government-owned facilities. This is accomplished through leveraging the use of a privately financed performance contract in the form of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), ENABLE contract, or Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) to enhance Federal agency energy efficiency goals at mission critical sites. In addition, AFFECT will address the issue of aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance and repairs. The AFFECT 2020 FAC is expected to provide ‘value added’ additions to projects allowing for greater impact from the projects in terms of energy cost savings, enhanced resilience, or improved energy- or cyber-security. FEMP also intends for the AFFECT 2020 FAC to provide demonstrated opportunities for replication of projects at other Federal facilities.

Questions regarding the FAC must be submitted to AFFECT2020@ee.doe.gov.

Answers to the questions will be posted to an excel spreadsheet found in the announcement "Documents" section of the FAC posting.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FAC. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should Applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FAC deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist Applicants in resolving issues.

Documents

  • FAC: ASSISTING FEDERAL FACILITIES WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES (AFFECT) 2020 (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 03:28 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002329 Q&A 7-30-2020 (Last Updated: 7/30/2020 02:27 PM ET)

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.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:21 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:45 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 05:46 PM ET)
  • Evaluation Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:21 PM ET)
  • Briefing Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:22 PM ET)
  • UESC LOI or Sources Sought RFP (Last Updated: 6/26/2020 06:25 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/31/2020 5:00 PM ET