FY23-27 Bipartisan Infastructure Law (BIL) Plan: State of Colorado WAP

 

 

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Weatherization Assistance Program State of Colorado - Draft for Public Comment

Should you wish to contribute written testimony, official testimony may be mailed or emailed and received by Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

Please send your documentation by email to weatherization@state.co.us, or through certified mail to: 

Colorado Energy Office, Weatherization Assistance Program
Attention: Elizabeth Jaenicke/ Public Hearing Testimony
1600 Broadway, Suite 1960
Denver, CO 80202

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Notice of Public Hearing, BIL PLAN, Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Public Notice of Hearing 

Pursuant to the Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 440.12(a) of the Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income persons, and Department of Energy, Weatherization Program Notice 22-6,  the Colorado Energy Office Weatherization Assistance Program (CEO WAP), hereby announces that a virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 2:00-4:00PM, in order to receive testimony from interested persons, regarding the CEO WAP Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Plan to provide weatherization services in Colorado for the five year grant period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027. This program funding was determined by the 117th Congress and enacted as Public Law No. 117-58.

CEO WAP administrates the program through funding and programmatic oversight from the Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to maximize client energy cost savings for income qualifying Coloradans while maximizing the energy efficiency of their home, and the greater State of Colorado. Prioritization for certain subgroups within the population is given, especially to those who experience a high energy burden and other systematic and health disparities and inequities. Weatherization services include providing a full home energy assessment followed by measures, including but not limited to air sealing; installation of high efficiency appliances, such as refrigerators, hot water heaters, and furnaces; installation of solar photovoltaic systems; installation of air source heat pumps; installation of insulation in walls and attics; in addition to the distribution of educational materials designed to further reduce individual energy consumption. These services are provided in all of Colorado’s 64 counties by five regional weatherization service subgrantees and various subcontractors. 

Given that future and final approval is secured, CEO WAP is proposing the following implementations for the BIL Grant Period of 2022-2027: 

  • The grant’s files have been populated to reflect the BIL Plan 2022-2027 application which, subject to approval by the DOE, will allow CEO WAP to amend and administer current subgrantee contracts, in which all subgrantees were reviewed based on criteria outlined in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 440.15 of WAP for low-income persons, with performance periods through June 30, 2027.        
  • The grant’s files have been updated to reflect the programmatic, statewide, and federal priorities of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion through all facets of work within Colorado WAP. 
  • CEO WAP certifies that an official Legislative Commission, a unit of the State Government, will have reviewed and approved proposed activities associated with DOE WAP and the BIL Plan measures.

Testimony may be received prior to, or during, the hearing on the proposed BIL Plan. The hearing is intended to provide the general public with the opportunity to give input, offer testimony, and ask questions about the proposed state plan. A draft of the BIL Plan proposal and supporting documents may be obtained by accessing the CEO WAP website

To allow for equitable attendance from across the State of Colorado, the hearing will only be held online or via phone from 2:00 PM until adjournment at 4:00 PM. Should anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing be in need of accommodations, please contact CEO WAP Program Manager EJ Jaenicke, at 303.335.5119 or elizabeth.jaenicke@state.co.us, prior to the event. 

You may join the public hearing online, via Zoom Meeting. All participants must note that one person will be permitted to share at a time. For those wishing to do so, please be prepared to speak under the following guidelines: 

When you wish to participate, please wait to proceed until you are addressed.
When addressed, before you share your testimony, please give your full name and spell it clearly so it may be recorded. 
When you are not speaking, please mute your microphone.

Zoom Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88451693654, Meeting ID: 884 5169 3654
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Should you wish to contribute written testimony, official testimony may be mailed or emailed and received by Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
 

Please send your documentation by email to weatherization@state.co.us, or through certified mail to: 

Colorado Energy Office, Weatherization Assistance Program
Attention: Elizabeth Jaenicke/ Public Hearing Testimony
1600 Broadway, Suite 1960
Denver, CO 80202

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