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Weatherization Program Guidance 2015-2011


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

2015 ^


WAP Memorandum 014 Feedback on Draft Multifamily and Rental WPNs: (November 23, 2015)
DOE is requesting feedback on the the draft Multifamily WPNs and FAQs as well as the draft Rental WPNs and FAQs by Dec. 11, 2015.


WAP Memorandum 013 - Updated OSHA Requirements for Confined Spaces
(August 31, 2015)
Standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) took effect August 3, 2015. OSHA has issued a 60 day extension to the enforcement of this rule via a memorandum titled “Temporary Enforcement Policy for Construction Work in Confined Spaces”, which moves the effective enforcement date to October 2, 2015.


WAP Memorandum 011 - Clarification on Fuel Switching
(May 6, 2015)
As the WAP continually develops skilled and technically proficient program personnel at the state and local levels, the DOE has decided to revise its current policy related to fuel switching in eligible homes served by the Program. WAP Grantees are now provided two options regarding the decision-making process for fuel switching to occur, detailed in WAP Memo 011.

WAP Memorandum 15-10 Quality Management Plan - Record Keeping and Reporting (April 8, 2015)
10 CFR 440.24 requires Grantees and Subgrantees administering the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) keep records as the Department of Energy (DOE) shall require. WAP Memorandum 15-10 Quality Management Plan addresses record keeping and reporting. The attached draft Client File Checklist identifies elements anticipated to be in a “complete” WAP client file. The specific contents and how the information is organized can still vary by Grantee.

WPN 15-1 PROGRAM YEAR 2015 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE
Effective: January 16, 2015 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization or WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2015 based on the following documents:

  • Attachment 1: Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD)
  • Attachment 2: Application Instructions, to be used by all States, Territories, and Indian tribes (and locals, if applicable) as supplemental information when applying for direct grants under the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons.


WPN 15-2 PROGRAM YEAR 2015 GRANTEE ALLOCATIONS

Effective: January 16, 2015 - To provide Grantee allocations for the preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2015.


WPN 15-3 2015 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: February 19, 2015 - To provide Grantees with the 2015 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


WPN 15-4 QUALITY WORK PLAN REQUIREMENT UPDATE
Effective: October 21, 2014 - This guidance provides updates to WPN 14-4 issued December 2, 2013. This guidance supersedes 14-4 and describes requirements to support and verify quality work in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). It defines what constitutes a quality installation of weatherization measures, outlines how those measures are inspected and validated, and prescribes acceptable training and credentialing of workers.

2014 ^


WAP Memorandum Process Implementation

July 18, 2014 - DOE is instituting a WAP Memorandum process to effectively communicate in a uniform fashion with the greatest efficiency. Beginning with this WAP Memorandum 001, DOE will distribute memorandums through DOE Project Officers to Grantees to make announcements, highlight Program elements, and/or provide reminders about guidance pieces that are currently in effect.

  • WAP Memorandum 002: Reminder of Client Priority - High Energy Burden (7/18/14)
  • WAP Memorandum 003: Recission of OSHA-10 and 30-Hour Requirement in WAP (7/18/14)
  • WAP Memorandum 004: Allowable Use of Training Funds for Energy Partnerships Conference (7/22/14)
  • WAP Memorandum 005: Allowable Use of Training Funds for NASCSP Annual Conference (7/30/14)
  • WAP Memorandum 006: LIHEAP Transmittal # IM-2014-06 Potential Impact for WAP Grantee (9/3/14)
  • WAP Memorandum 007: Acceptance of ASHRAE 62 2-2013 Addendum B (9/17/14)
  • WAP Memorandum 008: Quality Managment Plan Draft Grantee KSAs (9/17/14)
    • Attachment 1: Grantee-Level WAP Specific (Technical Elements)
    • Attachment 2: Grantee-Level Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Specific
    • Attachment 3: Grantee-Level Non-Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Specific/Financial
  • WAP Memorandum 009: Availability of Testing Result Reports for the Quality Control Inspector Written Exam (10/8/14)

WPN 14-1 PROGRAM YEAR 2014 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE

Effective: February 25, 2014 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization or WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2014 based on the following documents:
  • Attachment 1: Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD)
  • Attachment 2: Application Instructions, to be used by all States, Territories, and Indian tribes (and locals, if applicable) as supplemental information when applying for direct grants under the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons.


WPN 14-2 PROGRAM YEAR 2014 GRANTEE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: February 26, 2014 - To provide final Grantee allocations for the preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2014.

WPN 14-3 2014 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: February 25, 2014 - To provide Grantees with the 2014 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

WPN 14-4 QUALITY WORK PLAN REQUIREMENT
Effective: December 16, 2013 - This guidance describes requirements to support and verify quality work in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). It defines what constitutes a quality installation of weatherization measures, outlines how those measures are inspected and validated, and defines acceptable training and credentialing of workers.

2013 ^


WPN 13-1 PROGRAM YEAR 2013 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE
Effective: February 14, 2013 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization or WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2013. WPN 13-2 PROGRAM YEAR 2013 GRANTEE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: June 21, 2013 - To provide Grantee allocations for the preparation and submission of applications for funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2013. More Information on the Funding Opportunity Announcement can be found here.

WPN 13-3 2013 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: March 15, 2013 - To provide States with the 2013 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

WPN 13-4 PROPERTY ACQUIRED UNDER THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WAP) Effective: October 11, 2012 - This guidance serves to clarify the regulatory obligations that apply to property acquired under the WAP Formula and Recovery Act grants and does not apply to Federally-owned property.

WPN 13-5 REVISED ENERGY AUDIT APPROVAL PROCEDURES AND OTHER RELATED AUDIT ISSUES

Effective: September 23, 2013 - To establish energy audit approval criteria used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine compliance with rule 10 CFR Part 440; to establish procedures by which Grantees can submit energy audits and lists of general heat waste reduction measures to DOE for approval every five years pursuant to 10 CFR Part 440.21(i), to establish requirements for switching energy audit tools; and to establish requirements for DOE access to web-based energy auditing tools.

WPN 13-7 VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT PURCHASES

Effective: September 24, 2013 - To provide Grantees with guidance on purchasing vehicles and equipment for use in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) supersedes Section “5.15 Vehicle and Equipment Purchases” in WPN 12-1.

2012 ^


WPN 12-1 PROGRAM YEAR 2012 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE
Effective: January 31, 2012 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization or WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2012.

WPN 12-2 PROGRAM YEAR 2012 GRANTEE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: February 8, 2012 - To provide final Grantee allocations for the preparation and submission of applications for funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2012.


WPN 12-3 CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES FOR RECOVERY ACT GRANTS UNDER THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Effective: October 14, 2011 - To issue guidance to Grantees for closeout of grants funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


WPN 12-4 WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING TOOL KIT
Effective: December 9, 2011 - To issue the Financial Management Training Tool Kit to all Grantees for use in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


WPN 12-5 UPDATED WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MONITORING GUIDANCE
Effective: December 1, 2011 - To issue the updated monitoring policy and procedures for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP or Program), for both annual Appropriated awards and for the Recovery Act awards, which includes the Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) Awards. This updated Guidance excludes the Weatherization Innovative Pilot Program (WIPP) and Weatherization Training Centers (WTC).


WPN 12-7 REVISED GUIDANCE ON WEATHERIZATION DISASTER PLANNING AND RELIEF
Effective: March 5, 2012 - To provide revised guidance on allowable activities using Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) resources in the event of disasters.


WPN 12-8 2012 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: February 21, 2012 - To provide Grantees with the 2012 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


WPN 12-09 WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCIDENTAL REPAIR MEASURE GUIDANCE
Effective: June 27, 2012 - To Provide guidance on incidental repair measures (IRM) allowable under the Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


WPN 12-10 GUIDANCE FOR RETURNING INTEREST EARNED
Effective: June 27, 2012 - To provide guidance on options available for Grantees and Recipients returning interest earned on advanced Federal funds under the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

2011 ^

WPN 11-01 PROGRAM YEAR 2011 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE
Effective: December 28, 2010 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization or WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2011.


WPN 11-01A PROGRAM YEAR 2011 WEATHERIZATION GRANT GUIDANCE – CLARIFICATION OF AVERAGE COST CALCULATIONS
Effective: September 1, 2011 - To issue grant guidance that further defines the allowable cost categories contained in calculating the “average cost per unit” allowable pursuant to 42 USC §6865(c)(1) and to emphasize consistency in applying the financial assistance rules set forth in 10 CFR Part 600 by To issue grant guidance that further defines the allowable cost categories contained in calculating the “average cost per unit” allowable pursuant to 42 USC §6865(c)(1) and to emphasize consistency in applying the financial assistance rules set forth in 10 CFR Part 600 by Grantees and Subgrantees.Grantees and Subgrantees.


WPN 11-02 PROGRAM YEAR 2011 GRANTEE ALLOCATIONS
Effective: May 26, 2011 - To provide final Grantee allocations for the preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2011.


WPN 11-03 POLICY REGARDING THE USE OF DOE PROGRAM FUNDS TO PAY FOR CALL-BACK/ADD-ON WORK AFTER REPORTED TO DOE AS A COMPLETED UNIT
Effective: December 15, 2010 - To clarify if and when Grantees and subgrantees may charge the Department of Energy (DOE) Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for call-backs once a dwelling unit has been final inspected and reported to DOE as a completed dwelling unit.


WPN 11-04 GUIDANCE REGARDING PRIORITIZING WEATHERIZATION WORK BASED ON HOUSING TYPE
Effective: December 22, 2010 -To issue guidance for Grantees and subgrantees of the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) regarding weatherization of multifamily units.


WPN 11-05 2011 POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES AND DEFINITION OF INCOME
Effective: April 14, 2011 - To provide States with the 2011 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


WPN 11-06 HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE
Effective: January 12, 2011 - To update and provide clarification and additional information related to the implementation and installation of health and safety measures as part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This guidance also provides recommendations to Grantees as they develop their Health and Safety Plans and procedures. This Program Notice replaces Weatherization Program Notice 02-5 and related guidance, and in conjunction with other referenced guidance materials should be used when making decisions on how to address health and safety issues while conducting weatherization work.

WPN 11-06 A SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE
Effective: April 21, 2011 - To update and provide additional time for implementation of Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) 11-6 as part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This guidance also provides direction to Grantees as they develop their Health and Safety Plans and procedures. The information in this guidance as well as many additional health and safety resources related to weatherization are available at www.waptac.org.

WPN 11-08 GRANT GUIDANCE FOR WEATHERIZATION INNOVATION PILOT PROGRAM GRANTS

Effective: March 2, 2011 - To issue grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program’s (Weatherization Innovation or WIPP) Fiscal Year 2010 Gran


WPN 11-09 UPDATED GUIDANCE ON ELIGIBLE MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY LISTINGS FOR USE IN THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Effective: April 1, 2011 - To notify interested parties of supplemental listings of properties that have been determined to meet certain eligibility criteria under the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Also to provide guidance for accessing current listings and future supplemental listings at the website for the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).


WPN 11-10 GRANTEE MONITORING GUIDANCE FOR WEATHERIZATION INNOVATION PILOT PROGRAM GRANTS Effective: June 20, 2011 - To update grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program’s (Weatherization Innovation or WIPP) Fiscal Year 2010 Grants regarding the expectations for Grantee Monitoring Plans.

WPN 11-12 WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS AND RICHARD M. SAUL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Effective: August 25, 2011 - 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 2011 National Weatherization Training Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 or group that has gone beyond the call of duty to believe in, and advocate for the Program.


WPN 11-13 DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR ELIGIBLE MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY LISTINGS FOR USE IN THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Effective: September 19, 2011 - To issue guidance for Grantees and Subgrantees of the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) regarding documentation requirements for buildings appearing on a DOE list of eligible multifamily properties.


WPN 11-14 UPDATED SUBGRANTEE SELECTION GUIDANCE. THIS DOCUMENT SUPERCEDES WPN 96-4 ISSUED JANUARY 26, 1996
Effective: To issue updated guidance for Grantees and Subgrantees of the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) regarding Subgrantee selection issues. This guidance includes a discussion of issues related to programs impacted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).


Other Memos and Guidance for 2011
Department of Energy Memorandum December 29, 2010
To introduce the Quality Assurance Contractor who will perform the quality assurance reviews of approximately 30,000 weatherized homes funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).



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