Other Funding Sources
Funding for energy projects may be available from sources other than alternative financing or appropriated funds. The funds are both government and private sector and include:
Sources of Funds For Army Use (Other than Typical Army Appropriations)
This 2005 guide provides, in one document, an overview of additional sources of funds that may be available to installations for a multitude of purposes.
Enhanced Use Leasing
Enhanced use leasing is part of a legislative authorization for military departments to lease underutilized real property, governed by Section 2667 Title 10 United States Code. The term "enhanced" was added as part of a 2001 amendment from Section 2812 of H.R. 5408, the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 and enacted into Public Law 106-398.
The law requires the lessee to pay, in cash or in-kind, consideration in an amount that is not less than the fair market value of the lease interest. However the categories of in-kind consideration that may be accepted in lieu of cash are expanded to include construction of new facilities, restoration (including environmental), acquisition, alteration, and other services. Further, the Service Secretary may now accept in-kind consideration for any property or facility under the control of that Service, rather than just at the installation where the property was leased. Cash consideration is now available for an expanded variety of base operating support functions including construction or acquisition of new facilities, restoration (including environmental), lease of facilities, facilities operation support, improvement, alteration, and other services. Visit the Army's Enhanced Use Leasing website .
FEMP Technical Assistance
FEMP supports agency projects in need of technical assistance in the following areas:
- sustainable new building design,
- energy and water efficiency retrofits,
- distributed generation and combined heat and power contributing to energy security and reliability,
- renewable energy, and
- operations and maintenance.
Technical assistance includes screening for project opportunities performing feasibility studies, reviewing procurement specifications (including those for A&E services), design review, and evaluation of completed projects.
State and Utility Public Benefits and Incentive Programs
Many states and utilities (public and private) offer energy efficiency, renewable energy and demand management programs that collectively fall under the category of public benefits programs. Most of these programs provide information on efficiency and renewables strategies and technologies, and many of these programs involve incentives/rebates which DOD installations are eligible to receive per DEPPM 94-1 (.pdf, 187Kb) and per the DOD/EEI Model Agreement for Energy Conservation and Demand Side Management . A state-by-state listing of energy efficiency incentive programs offered by states and utilities to Federal installations can be found on the U.S. DOE FEMP web site.
Renewable Energy Development Incentives
A Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) provides information on state, local, utility, and selected Federal incentives that promote renewable energy.