The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2021-WAP-CCE-0020) to consider comments from the public on the 2022 Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grant application. Public comment period open through Jan. 26, 2022.
Event Number: 2337 115 0392
Dial-in Number: 1-408-418-9388
Closed-captioning available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.
The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy is applying for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) WAP 2022 program funds. Federal regulations require DNREC to provide opportunity for public comment on any new WAP grants.
The mission of WAP 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 this notice, 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 $783,257 of which $172,283 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 Jan. 26, 2022. 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: Confirmation of public notice publication in the News Journal on Jan. 2, 2022
Exhibit 2: Confirmation of public notice publication in the Delaware State News on Jan. 2, 2022
Exhibit 4: Public hearing notice as published on the State Public Meeting Calendar on Jan. 4, 2022