The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2022-WAP-0009) on a federal grant for the Weatherization Assistance Program from the Energy Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Public comment period closed.
Event Number: 2337 699 0004
Dial-in Number: 1-408-418-9388
Closed-captioning available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.
Federal regulations require DNREC to provide the opportunity for the public to comment on any new weatherization grants. DNREC is applying for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) BIL funds. The mission of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is to reduce energy waste and consumption in the homes of low-income Delawareans, creating healthier and more comfortable homes while reducing energy bill burden. This new application continues the work outlined in DNREC’s Weatherization Program with additional federal initiatives required in the 2022 BIL grant application.
On October 1, 2022, or upon DOE plan review and approval, these funds will be appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58, also referred to as the BIL. Under the BIL, the Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program has been allocated $10,189,866. Once the allocations are made available to the states, a revised State Plan may be submitted to the Department of Energy.
For additional information on the above matter and to review this application, contact Karen Forrest, Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, Energy Section – Weatherization Assistance Program, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 10B, Dover, DE 19904, by phone at (302) 735-3360, or by email at Karen.Forrest@delaware.gov.
The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, by 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 Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.
Exhibit 2: Confirmation of public notice publication in the Delaware State News on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.
Exhibit 4: Public hearing notice as published on the State Public Meeting Calendar on Aug. 30, 2022.
Chad Ihrig, Google Nest (Sept. 20, 2022)