Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy


Under this FY2017 “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies” (AFFECT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will provide grants to Federal agencies for projects that are incorporated into a privately financed performance contract, such as an Energy Savings Performance Contract or Utility Energy Service Contract, or as part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Applications for projects that are financed through appropriations will also be considered. A key merit review criterion will be how much private and/or agency funds are leveraged against the FEMP AFFECT grant funding. Also, Applicants will be asked to show how the proposed project results are conducive to broader adoption at other Federal facilities and will impact the direction, strategy, and thinking of the agency to engage in similar efforts at other Federal facilities. There is only one phase in this FOA which corresponds to the development of a project or set projects that is defined by the applicant in the Full Application.

There are three topic areas to which an application may be submitted under this FOA: (1) Combined Heat and Power (CHP), (2) Renewable Energy and (3) Energy Efficiency Deep Retrofits. CHP is an efficient and clean approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source. Renewable energy includes electric or thermal energy generated from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, and hydropower/ocean energy. Energy Efficiency Deep Retrofits are energy efficiency projects shown to be innovative and creative in moving beyond standard energy efficiency projects, which may include but are not be limited to the use of advanced technology, novel processes, exceptional energy savings or the application of integrated design. Integrated design is an approach to the design of a building which brings together design specialties that are usually considered separately such as architecture, structural engineering and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Only one topic area may be included in each application. Only one application will be allowed for any site or for any project team.

Applicants may submit one Full Application to this FOA only. Only one application may be submitted from the same project team, and only one application may be submitted from a site


  • Duke Internal: December 14, 2016
  • Required Letter of Intent: Dec. 22, 2016
  • Full Application: Jan. 30, 2017

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Topic Area 1: Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Topic Area 2: Renewable Energy
  • Topic Area 3: Energy Efficiency Deep Retrofits



Amount Description

EERE expects to make approximately $3.0 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 4-10 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $100,000 and $1.0 million.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

December 14, 2016

External Deadline

December 22, 2016