The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-WAP-CCE-0027) to consider comments from the public on the 2021 Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grant application. Federal regulations require DNREC to provide opportunity for public comment on any new WAP grants. Public comment period closed.
Event Number: 179 157 0597
Dial-in Number: 1-408-418-9388
Closed-captioning available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.
The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy is applying for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program 2021 program funds. The mission of the program is to reduce energy loss and consumption in the homes of low-income Delawareans, creating healthier and more comfortable homes while reducing energy bills.
This new application continues the work outlined in DNREC’s previous Weatherization Program State Plans.
Delaware has one Subgrantee, the Energy Coordinating Agency, that implements the program in all counties.
At the time of notice of this hearing, Congress was operating under a Continuing Resolution and the Weatherization Assistance Program allocations had not been determined. Due to this delay in allocations, Delaware has been instructed by DOE to develop the Delaware State Plan based on the prior year’s funding levels of $844,216 of which $182,858 is allocated for training and technical assistance.
Once the allocations are made available to the states, a revised State Plan will be submitted to the Department of Energy.
The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2021. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, using the online form at de.gov/dnreccomments, or by U.S. mail to the address below.
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Exhibit 1: The News Journal Print Confirmation of the Weatherization Assistance Program Public Notice that was advertised on Dec. 27, 2020.
Exhibit 2: The Delaware State News Print Confirmation of the Weatherization Assistance Program Public Notice that was advertised on Dec. 27, 2020.
Exhibit 3: A copy of the 2021 Weatherization Assistance Program grant application.
Exhibit 4: Posting to the State Public Meeting Calendar