ENERGY OUTWEST CONFERENCE REGULATORY/GUIDANCE SESSION. Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. May 6, 2010. Buy American. Section 1605 if the Recovery Act (the Buy American provisions) applies to public buildings or public works
ENERGY OUTWEST CONFERENCEREGULATORY/GUIDANCE SESSION
Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
May 6, 2010
applies to public buildings or public works
working on additional guidance
If there are specific products that are difficult to locate from domestic manufacturers, grantees can fill out the RFI posted on the Buy American webpage
Questions can be directed to [email protected]
Release of Hold on Remaining 50% of Obligated Funds
Weatherization Program Notice – 10-05
Effective Date November 10, 2009
Assistance Program describing required performance to access remaining
50% of obligated funds
remaining 50% of obligated funds based on the following:
fiscal, state field policies and guidelines
course of the year
Privacy of Recipients of Services
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-08
EFFECTIVE DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2010
PURPOSE: To issue guidance for the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance
Program (WAP) on maintaining the privacy of recipients.
information regarding the implementation of programs funded through the ARRA.
and other community leaders to requests for specific information about recipients
from local and regional press outlets.
DOE will work diligently with any state WAP or local service provider to gather the required information and provide it to the requestor.
DOE must comply with all requirements on the Government to protect the privacy interests of individuals who participate in these financial assistance programs
DOE would be legally required, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6), of the Freedom of Information Act, to keep confidential any specifically identifying information related to an individual’s eligibility application for WAP, or the individual’s participation in WAP, such as name, address, or income information
States and local service providers should extend that same protection to their client records for WAP
States may release information about recipients in the aggregate and which does not identify specific individuals, i.e. the number of recipients in a county, city or a zip code does not compromise the privacy of the recipients.
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-012
Effective Date: FEBRUARY 11, 2010
PURPOSE: To provide guidance regarding the National Historic Preservation
Act (NHPA or “the Act”), 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq. This guidance relates to
DOE Grantees of the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income
Persons (WAP), the State Energy Program (SEP), and the Energy Efficiency
and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
GUIDANCE: DOE coordinates with the Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation (ACHP) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation
Officers (NCSHPO). NCSHPO has developed a Prototype Programmatic
Agreement to address historic preservation requirements for WAP, SEP
A manageable framework for streamlining compliance with the requirements of the Act while ensuring the protection of the Nation's historic properties
On February 5, 2010, ACHP released the Prototype Programmatic Agreement (Prototype PA) for use by DOE, State Energy Office Grantees and individual SHPOs to address historic preservation requirements
The Prototype PA allows flexibility between States while recognizing that many States have already instituted effective consultation protocols that can be applied to DOE's programs
Through this Prototype PA, a categorical approach to streamline reviews and reduce the heavy burden placed on SHPOs should expedite the obligation of Recovery Act funds
Weatherization Program Notice 10-04
Effective Date: November 10, 2009
PURPOSE: Provides guidance to grantees and local agencies and/or their
contractors under the Weatherization Assistance Program on the determination
of the cost-effectiveness of weatherization materials installed in multi-family buildings.
may to use the existing weatherization worker wage categories to calculate the
cost of installing each measure
commercial prevailing wage for each of the disciplines used on the project
weatherization materials installed under the Weatherization Assistance Program
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-7
Effective Date: December 14, 2009
at the beginning of a local agency’s or contractor’s certified payroll period
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-11
Effective Date: November 10, 2009
for this evaluation
in Spring 2009
DOE WAP Proposed Revisions to ARRA Reporting
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-9
Effective Date: January 15, 2010
PURPOSE: To clarify the monitoring requirements contained in Section 4.0 GRANTEE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT (Program Monitoring) of Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) 09-1B, Grant Guidance to Administer the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funding, dated March 12, 2009.
the Notification of Grant Award as the recipients of financial assistance under
the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program, including
the recently added Territories
Clarifying Monitoring Requirements
least once a year and the Grantee’s plan must include a monitoring plan to
provide adequate oversight of use of DOE funds by Subgrantees
If inspection reveals quality control or other problems, Grantee shall increase the
PURPOSE: To provide guidance to Weatherization Assistance Program
(WAP) Grantees on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) quarterly
reporting requirements and the Department of Energy (DOE) monthly reporting
requirements. This guidance pertains to funds expended under the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-13
Effective Date: March 1, 2010
GUIDANCE: WAP Grantees are required to:
1. Report Section 1512 data to OMB quarterly
2. Report required data to DOE quarterly and monthly
3. Summarize the timing and process relationship between OMB and
DOE reporting requirements
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-15
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 2, 2010
PURPOSE: To issue guidance on implementing recent changes to the
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) requirements for determining eligibility.
This applies to certain multi-family buildings identified by the Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
identified through WAP
Requirements of the final rule:
A minimum of 66% of the dwelling units in the building are occupied by a family unit that meets the income requirement (as required under 10 CFR 440.22(b)(2)
For a reasonable period of time after weatherization work has been completed, the eligible dwelling unit will not be subject to rent increases as a result of weatherization (as required under 10 CFR 440.22(b)(3)(i))
No undue or excessive enhancement has occurred to the value of the dwelling unit (as required under 10 CFR 440.22(b)(3)(i)
Weatherization of buildings in the public housing market provides greater opportunities
for local agencies to serve even more low-income persons in their communities. The final rule published on January 25, 2010, reduces the procedural obstacles to determining the eligibility
of such buildings.
PURPOSE: Provides additional guidance to grantees on the methodology for
calculating jobs created and retained through expenditure of grant funds received
under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), and
reporting that information to the Department of Energy (DOE).
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM NOTICE 10-14
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 11, 2010
GUIDANCE: In accordance with Section 1512 of the Recovery Act, The Office of
Management And Budget requires the recipients of Recovery Act grants to report
quarterly on direct jobs created or retained (in FTEs) through Recovery Act funds via
the website FederalReporting.gov.
OMB guidance for reporting under Section 1512 requires that recipients report only those
jobs directly generated wholly or in part by Recovery Act funds, excluding those jobs
generated from nonfederal funds.
This guidance focuses on the determination and reporting of job creation to the Department of Energy, and is complementary to the requirements for reporting via FederalReporting.gov.
The monthly reporting requirements for WAP recipients
outlined by this guidance are authorized under a six-month approval by OMB of an emergency Information Collection Request (ICR) that expires on June 30, 2010.
Amplify your positive stories:
Events - weatherization demonstrations, ribbon cuttings
Identify positive impact stories to highlight for DOE leadership
Recovery Act (ARRA) Close Up Project
led by DOE Headquarters and supported by SMS
has experienced as a result of the Recovery Act (ARRA)
Recovery Act (ARRA)
Continue to develop Close Ups as information is submitted by each Grantee.
These Close Ups will be maintained through the end of the Recovery Act – March 2012.
Final Close Ups will be provided back to the Grantee to use in their local public information campaign efforts, as well as:
Posted on WAPTAC site
DOE will use Close Ups within internal and external communications activities
Authorized in EISA 2007, Section 411b
“Expand WAP to include materials, benefits, and renewable and domestic energy technologies not covered”
Grants go to local weatherization agencies
Priority for a) effectiveness and benefits, b) replication of results, c) health, safety, and energy costs, d) partnerships with public/private entities for resources including financial partnerships
Up to 2% of funding in years for which funding is over $275 M
Totals $109 M for ARRA + FY2009 (regular and supplemental)
Issuing Request for Information
Key RFI Question: Do some local weatherization agencies have capacity and interest in receiving these Grants?
“Provides $30 M … for the development of a pilot project that would increase the leverage of Federal funding through the formation of partnerships between the Department and traditional and/or nontraditional weatherization providers.”
Funded through FY 2010 appropriations for $30 M
Key objectives include New partnerships, Leveraging Federal funding, and Improving key metrics (homes weatherized, energy savings, jobs created)
Issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement
Applicants will have 8 weeks to apply