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Notice of Public Hearing: Weatherization Assistance Program



Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Published: Jan. 2, 2022
Comments Due: Jan. 26, 2022

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will conduct a public hearing (Docket # 2021-WAP-CCE-0020) on the proposed Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) 2022 grant application. This public hearing will be virtual via a WebEx meeting.

The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy (CCE) is conducting a hearing to consider comments from the public on the 2022 Weatherization Assistance Program grant application. Federal regulations require DNREC to provide opportunity for public comment on any new WAP grants.

A virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The web link to the virtual hearing can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at de.gov/dnrechearings. If prompted for a password, please use: Weatherization. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial 1-408-418-9388 and enter the event code 2337 115 0392. Closed-captioning is available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC public hearings must pre-register no later than noon of the date of the virtual hearing at de.gov/dnreccomments or by telephone at 302-739-9295.

Notice is hereby given that DNREC, Division of CCE, is applying for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) WAP 2022 program funds. 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 Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, or by using the online form at de.gov/dnreccomments, or by U.S. mail to the following address:

Theresa Newman, Hearing Officer
DNREC — Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901




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