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Appropriated Funds

Appropriated funds are funds authorized and appropriated by Congress for specified purposes. Examples include: Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP), Military Construction Army (MCA), and Operations and Maintenance Army (OMA).

Energy Resilience Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP)

ERCIP is a subset Defense-Wide MilCon Program specifically intended to fund projects that improve energy resilience, contribute to mission assurance, save energy, and reduce DoD’s energy costs. ERCIP accomplishes this through construction of new, high-efficiency energy systems and technologies or through modernizing existing energy systems.

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Military Construction Army (MCA) funds are regulated by AR 420-1 which prescribes policies, procedures, and responsibilities for Department of the Army (DA) military construction (MILCON).

It establishes Army policies, responsibilities, and procedures for the development and execution of Military Construction, Army, (MCA) and Unspecified Minor Military Construction, Army, programs during peacetime and mobilization. The scope includes planning, programming, designing, budgeting, construction of MCA and UMMCA projects, acquisition of real estate related to MILCON construction, demolition requirements associated with MILCON construction, emergency construction, procedures for restoration or replacement of damaged or destroyed facilities, and other supporting activities.

It prescribes procedures for planning, programming, budgeting, and executing the design and construction portion of the Army Family Housing (AFH) program.

It includes procedures pertaining to the Army portion of the Medical Military Construction (MED MILCON) program.


Operations and Maintenance Army (OMA) funds are used to pay for such things as energy bills, repairs, and replacement equipment. ENERGY STAR® equipment should be purchased when life-cycle cost-effective.

Army Regulation 37-49 prescribes the budgeting, funding, and reimbursement policies and responsibilities to be followed by Army activities in connection with Army base operations support including OMA funds.


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