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Weatherization Program Guidance - 2010 - 2006


Below are links to each year's Program Guidance from the Department of Energy for the Weatherization Assistance Program.
 

2010 ^

Effective Date: December 17, 2009 - Provides guidance to financial assistance recipients regarding Buy American Recovery Act provisions under projects funded by ARRA and administered by the EERE.
 
Effective Date: May 12, 2010 -This memorandum clarifies the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) policy regarding use of the Recovery Act logo by Recovery Act recipients and subgrantees. The appropriate use of the logo will serve to highlight the Recovery Act’s positive impact while preventing potential misrepresentations. Signs and websites are a useful part of efforts to increase accountability and transparency into how American taxpayer dollars are being spent through Recovery Act efforts.

Effective: December 18, 2009 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization) for Program Year (PY) 2010.
 
Sample Training and Technical Assistance Retention Agreements:
Effective: December 8, 2009 - To provide final Grantee allocations for preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program for Program Year 2010.
 
WPN 10-02A: ADJUSTMENT TO PROGRAM YEAR 2010 GRANTEE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: August 24, 2010 - To correct the allocations to add the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona’s allocation to the final Grantee funding for the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program for Program Year (PY) 2010.
 
Effective: October 20, 2009 - To issue the Procurement Toolkit CD to all Grantees, to share with their local agencies, for use in the Weatherization Assistance Program. Additional attachments, and sample evaluation spreadsheets are also provided.
 
 
Effective: November 10, 2009 - Provides guidance to grantees and local agencies and/or their contractors under the WAP on the determination of the cost-effectiveness of materials installed in multifamily buildings.
 
Effective: December 3, 2009 - Provides guidance to Grantees under the WAP describing required performance to access remaining 50% of obligated funds.
 
Effective: December 14, 2009 - To issue guidance on implementation of revised WDs issued by DOL for Recovery Act funded grants under the WAP
 
Effective: February 1, 2010 - To issue guidance for the WAP on maintaining the privacy of recipients.
 
Effective: January 15, 2010 - To clarify the monitoring requirements contained in Section 4.0 GRANTEE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT (Program Monitoring) of WPN 09-1B, Grant Guidance to Administer ARRA Funding, dated March 12, 2009.
 
Effective: May 25, 2010 - To provide guidance to Grantees when requesting to reprogram Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) funds to the Program Operations line item.
 
Effective: November 10, 2009 - To evaluate energy and cost savings and other aspects of the WAP.
 
Effective: February 11, 2010 - To provide guidance regarding the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA or "the Act"), 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq., as it relates to the DOE Grantees of the WAP, SEP, and EECBG.
 
Attachments:
Effective: March 1, 2010 - To provide guidance to WAP Grantees on the OMB quarterly reporting requirements and the DOE monthly reporting requirements related to funds expended under ARRA.
 
Effective: September 29, 2010 - 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 related to funds expended under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This guidance supersedes WPN 10-13 and removes the requirement to report outlay of non-federal funds.
 
Effective: March 11, 2010 - Provides additional guidance to grantees on the methodology for calculating jobs created and retained through expenditure of grant funds received under ARRA, and reporting that information to DOE.
Effective: September 29, 2010 - 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 Depratment of Energy (DOE). This guidance supersedes WPN 10-14, State Energy Program Notice 10-07, and EECBG Program Notice 10-08 and removes the requirement to report hours worked thorugh non-federal funds.
 
Effective: March 2, 2010 - To issue guidance on implementing recent changes to the WAP requirements for determining eligibility of certain multifamily buildings as identified by HUD and USDA.
Effective: April 8, 2010 - To issue guidance for Grantees on establishing procedures to ensure that the benefits of weatherization assistance in connection with multifamily buildings comprised of rental units will accrue primarily to the low-income tenants residing in such units.
 
Effective: May 26, 2010 - To provide clarification on the types of insulation allowable for use in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
 
Effective: July 26, 2010 - To issue guidance for State and local agencies to assist them in determining how to compute savings to investment ratios in accordance with 10 CFR 440.21 when determining weatherization measures to be installed on eligible dwelling units where federal and non-federal resources are available for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
 
Effective: September 20, 2010 - To provide States with the 2010 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization)
 
Effective: September 22, 2010 - To issue guidance for the Grantees who need to complete grant amendments based on the receipt of funding to understand Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) projects.
 

2009 ^

WPN 09-1 PROGRAM YEAR 2009 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE
Effective: November 17, 2008 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization) for Program Year (PY) 2009.

WPN 09-1A GRANT GUIDANCE FOR PROGRAM YEARS 2008 AND 2009 TO ACCESS THE $250 MILLION 2009 SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING
Effective: October 27, 2008 - To issue guidance that defines the approach for grantees to access all or a portion of their share of the $250 million 2009 supplemental funding. The Tentative State Allocations for the $250 million are attached to this guidance.

WPN 09-1B GRANT GUIDANCE TO ADMINISTER THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 FUNDING
Effective: March 12, 2009 - To issue grant guidance and management information for accessing funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This guidance should be used in conjunction with Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) 09-1A, Grant Guidance for Program Years 2008 and 2009 to Access the $250 Million Supplemental Funding, dated October 27, 2008, and WPN 09-1, Program Year 2009 Weatherization Grant Guidance, dated November 17, 2008.

WPN 09-2 PROGRAM YEAR 2009 GRANTEE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: March 25, 2009 - To provide final Grantee allocations for preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program for Program Year (PY) 2009.

WPN 09-3 STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Effective: November 14, 2008 - To examine more efficient means of providing weatherization services to the low income community and assess whether Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy can reach more of the eligible households sooner and at lower net cost.

WPN 09-4 UPGRADED VERSION OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANT ENERGY AUDIT SOFTWARE
Effective: November 14, 2008 - To provide States with information on how to obtain the latest version of the Weatherization Assistant (Version 8.4), which includes significant revisions to the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) that improve the accuracy of its energy savings predictions and the validity of its weatherization recommendations.

WPN 09-5 PROGRAM YEAR 2009 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: February 18, 2009 - To provide States with the 2009 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization).

WPN 09-6 LEAD SAFE WEATHERIZATION (LSW) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS AND INFORMATION
Effective: January 7, 2009 - To provide clarification and additional information to grantees as they implement WPN 08-6, Interim Lead-Safe Weatherization (LSW) Guidance. This guidance augments, but does not replace, WPN 08-6 and builds on the foundation provided in Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) 02-6, Weatherization Activities and Federal Lead Based Paint Regulations.

WPN 09-7 WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS AND RICHARD M. SAUL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Effective: May 4, 2009 - To provide criteria and guidelines for the Weatherization Assistance Program's (WAP) National Recognition Awards and Richard M. Saul Lifetime Achievement Award being presented at the 2009 National Weatherization Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Recognition Awards acknowledge outstanding contributions that advance the goals of WAP through individual or group achievement, inspiration or innovation. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has gone beyond the call of duty to believe in, and advocate for the Program.

WPN 09-8 UPGRADED VERSION OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANT ENERGY AUDIT SOFTWARE
Effective: June 10, 2009 - To provide States with information on how to obtain the latest version of the Weatherization Assistant (Version 8.5), which includes revisions to the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) that allow storm windows installed as retrofits to be described as low-e.

WPN 09-9 GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DAVIS-BACON ACT PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS IN THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009
Effective: July 21, 2009 - To issue guidance to Weatherization Assistance Program participants, on implementing Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) requirements associated with the expenditure of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) funds. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued guidance on applicability of DBA requirements to all agencies engaged in funding projects for construction, alteration, and/or repair funded in whole or in part by funds appropriated under the Recovery Act, and has issued guidance to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program in particular. Those DOL documents are attached hereto for your convenience. The instant memorandum is intended to provide you with the DOL guidance and to amplify that information as may be appropriate for our circumstances. It does not modify or replace the DOL guidance or any requirements or terms and conditions contained in the grant instrument.

WPN 09-10 WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DATA COLLECTION
Effective: October 6, 2009 - To inform Grantees that, over the course of the next few days, representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE) will be conducting a one-time data collection to provide real-time information and ensure program transparency.
 

2008 ^

WPN 08-1 PROGRAM YEAR 2008 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE
Effective: November 1, 2007 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization) for Program Year (PY) 2008.

WPN 08-2 PROGRAM YEAR 2008 STATE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: January 8, 2008 - To provide final State allocations for preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program for Program Year (PY) 2008.

WPN 08-3 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: February 25, 2008 - To provide States with the 2008 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization).

WPN 08-4 SPACE HEATER POLICY
Effective: March 3, 2008 - To update the policy relating to space heaters for the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization). This policy supersedes the previous space heater policy issued by memoranda on March 18, 1992.

WPN 08-5 DISASTER GUIDANCE PLANNING AND RELIEF
**NOTE: THIS WPN HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY WPN 12-7 . PLEASE SEE WPN 12-7 FOR THIS INFORMATION**
Effective: September 22, 2008 - To provide guidance on allowable activities using the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program in the event of a disaster.

WPN 08-6 INTERIM LEAD-SAFE WEATHERIZATION (LSW) GUIDANCE
Effective: September 22, 2008 - To provide additional guidance for an LSW component of a Health and Safety Plan.This guidance builds on the foundation provided in Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) 02-6,Weatherization Activities and Federal Lead Based Paint Regulations. Attachments are in link above.

2007 ^

WPN 07-1 PROGRAM YEAR 2007 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE
Effective: December 1, 2006 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization) for Program Year (PY) 2007.

This guidance makes reference to previous administrative guidances posted to WAPTAC:

WPN 07-2 - PROGRAM YEAR 2007 STATE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: March 20, 2007 - To provide final State allocations for preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program for Program Year (PY) 2007.

WPN 07-3 - POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: February 9, 2007 - To provide States with the 2006 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization).

WPN 07-4 WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS AND RICHARD M. SAUL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Effective: September 28, 2007 - To provide criteria and guidelines for the Weatherization Assistance Program's (WAP) National Recognition Awards and Richard M. Saul Lifetime Achievement Award being presented at the 2007 National Weatherization Training Conference in Orlando, Florida.

2006 ^

Effective: November 21, 2005 - Provides grant guidance and managment information for the WAP for Program Year 2006.

WPN 06-2A- PROGRAM YEAR 2006 FINAL STATE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: January 19, 2005 - Provides final state allocations to the States for their preparation and submission of applications for funding of the WAP for Program Year 2006.

DOE American Indian and Alaska Natives Tribal Government Policy Memorandum
This document, issued on January 20, 2006, sets forth the principles to be followed by the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure an effective implementation of a government to government relationship between American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments.

WPN 06-3 - REVISED WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS
Effective: November 21, 2005 - To issue the revised application package and planned reporting format for the WAP for use by the states.

WPN 06-4 - MOLD AWARENESS TRAINING CD
Effective: May 18, 2006- To issue the Mold Awareness Training CD to all grantees, with copies for their local agencies, for use in the Weatherization Assistance Program.

WPN 06-5 - POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: February 1, 2006 - To provide States with the 2006 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization).

Official Notice of the Realignment & Consolidation of the DOE's Regional Offices
This document describes the reorganization and consolidation of the Department of Energy's six regional offices into the Golden Field Office (GO) in Golden, CO and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA.
Effective: August 11, 2006- To issue the Weatherization Whole-House Training Assessment Training Live Feed DVD to all grantees for use in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

WPN 06-7 - DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
Effective: July 17, 2006- To delegate the authority formerly given to either Regional Office Director, Regional Support Office Director and/or Support Office Director under Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization) to either the Manager, Golden Field Office or to the Director, Project Management Center.

WPN 06-8 - DUN AND BRADSTREET UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) AND CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (CCR) AND GRANTS.GOV REMINDER
Effective: September 14, 2006- To remind applicants of the need for a DUNS number, CCR, and Grants.gov registration for implementation of Grants.gov application submission.


Please note, not all notices are available through the WAPTAC site.


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