|(a) DOE-WAP and LIHEAP-WAP offers awards to Private
Nonprofit Organizations, and Public Organizations with targeted beneficiaries
being Households with low incomes, with priority given to Vulnerable
Populations, High Energy Burden, and Households with High Energy Consumption.
In addition to meeting the income-eligibility criteria, the weatherization
measures to be installed must meet specific energy-savings goals.
Neither of these programs are entitlement programs and there are not
sufficient funds to serve all customers that may be eligible.
(b) The programs fund the installation of weatherization
materials and provide energy conservation education. The programs
help control energy costs to ensure a healthy and safe living environment.
(c) Organizations administering a Department-funded
weatherization program must administer both the DOE-WAP and the LIHEAP-WAP.
Organizations that have one Weatherization program removed will have
both program removed. If it is necessary to designate a new Subrecipient
to administer WAP, the Department shall give special consideration
to Subrecipients receiving funds under LIHEAP or DOE WAP, in accordance
with Assurance 6 of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981,
(d) The Department shall administer and implement the
DOE-WAP program in accordance with DOE rules (10 CFR Part 440 and
active DOE WAP Program Notices/Memorandums) and the current DOE State
Plan. The Department shall administer and implement the LIHEAP-WAP
program in accordance with a combination of LIHEAP statute (42 U.S.C. §§6861,
et seq.) and DOE rules. LIHEAP Weatherization measures may be leveraged
with DOE Weatherization measures in which case all DOE rules and requirements
as described in this title and in the Contract will apply.