FY23 DOE WAP Colorado State Plan

 

 

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FY23 Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Colorado State Plan - Draft for Formal Comment

Should you wish to contribute written testimony, official testimony may be mailed or emailed and received by Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM. Please send your documentation, through certified mail, to: 

Colorado Energy Office, Weatherization Assistance Program

Attention: Elizabeth Jaenicke/ Public Hearing Testimony

1600 Broadway, Suite 1960, Denver, Co 80202

Or by email to: Weatherization@state.co.us

FY23 Notice of Public Hearing, Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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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, the Colorado Energy Office Weatherization Assistance Program (CEO WAP), hereby announces that a virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 2:00-4:00PM, in order to receive testimony from interested persons, regarding the CEO WAP State Plan to provide weatherization services in Colorado for the program year 2022-2023. This program funding is determined by the annual congressional appropriation. CEO WAP administrers 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 sub-groups 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 six regional weatherization service subgrantees and various subcontractors. Given future and final approval is secured, CEO WAP is proposing the following implementations for the 2022-2023 Program Year: The grant’s annual file has been populated to reflect a new program year 2022-2023 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, 2023. The grant’s annual file has 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 policy advisory council will have reviewed and approved proposed activities associated with the DOE WAP. Testimony may be received prior to or during the hearing on the proposed state 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 state plan proposal and supporting documents may be obtained by accessing the CEO WAP website https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/weatherization-assistance. Due to the ongoing public health crisis, 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 staff, 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 citizens 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/86246829291, Meeting ID: 862 4682 9291 

Phone number: +1-253-215-8782,,86246829291# US or +1-346-248-7799,,86246829291# US

Should you wish to contribute written testimony, official testimony may be mailed or emailed and received by Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

Please send your documentation, through certified mail, to: Colorado Energy Office, Weatherization Assistance Program Attention: Elizabeth Jaenicke/ Public Hearing Testimony 1600 Broadway, Suite 1960, Denver, Co 80202 Or by email to: Weatherization@state.co.us

FY23 DOE WAP Colorado State Plan Documents

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