Rules & Guidance
This memorandum addresses the 2018 update of the QCI and Energy Auditor (EA) certification schemes and how that will affect weatherization personnel.
This Memorandum serves to update and clarify information contained in Weatherization Program Notice
(WPN) 16-5, Weatherization Assistance Program Multifamily Weatherization, effective date May 5, 2016, and
how leveraged funds and buy down funds are treated in operating a local program.
Purpose-  To provide Grantee allocations for the preparation and submission of applications for funding of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2018.
This Memorandum clarifies training plan requirements of WAP Grantees and better defines Tier 1 and Tier 2
trainings, including the introduction of new terminology to avoid confusion in the future.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Grantees who currently operate Weatherization Programs that begin with October 1 as the first day of a new Program Year (PY) must adjust the PY start date to either April 1 or July 1, beginning with PY 2019.
DOE issued Weatherization Memorandum 029 on December 5, 2017, to remind WAP Grantees of
upcoming Field Guide expiration dates. Since issuing the reminder, DOE created an electronic form for
Grantees to use when submitting variance requests.
To provide Grantees with the 2018 Poverty Income Guidelines and Definition of Income for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
Attendance at this event is considered an allowable use of training and technical assistance (T&TA) funds by WAP network organizations.
The Department of Energy is a sponsor of Energy OutWest 2018 and attendance at this event is considered an allowable use of training and technical assistance (T&TA) funds by Weatherization Assistance Program
network organizations. Representatives from the DOE WAP will be in attendance to give presentations and
meet with WAP stakeholders.
Effective: December 18, 2017- To issue grant guidance and management information for the Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization or WAP) for Program Year (PY) 2018 based on the following documents: