APPENDIX D (Continued)
b. FEMP, the Federal Energy Management
Program, covers eligible projects not funded through ECIP or
claimant programs. Most water conservation projects are covered
under FEMP, rather than ECIP, because they generally are not
construction in scope.
4. Deciding on which funding program to use (FEMP
or ECIP) is not usually done at the submittal stage. The
submittal process for both programs is identical, and the
decision on which funds to use is typically done by NAVFACENGCOM
after the project has been submitted and approved.
5. FEMP money is a type of Operations &
Maintenance funding (O&M). DoD does not currently have the
authority to transfer FEMP money to MILCON, Bureau of Medicine
and Surgery (BUMED), or Family Housing accounts. Therefore, FEMP
funding is not available for Family Housing or BUMED projects.
This does not mean that projects in these areas are not valid or
shouldn't be encouraged. It simply means that these projects are
funded from separate funding accounts. In the case of Family
Housing, water conservation retrofits are programmed into the
Whole House Repair Program and accomplished at the same time as
other major renovations to minimize the inconvenience to the
residents of housing. You should contact your facility housing
manager for more information if your housing areas have water
6. Outside of the Family Housing and BUMED
arenas, to be eligible for funding from either ECIP and FEMP, the
a. Be greater than ,000 in total cost.
Projects under ,000 are "low cost/no cost" and usually must be
funded in-house, but may sometimes be grouped together and funded
as one project.
b. Have an acceptable Savings to Investment
Ratio (SIR). Since there is a limited amount of funding
available each year, the projects submitted must compete against
each other for funds. Thus, the better the SIR value, the better
the chances for funding approval.
Have a payback of 10 years or less.