WAP Webinars

WAP Program Year 2019 Funding Survey Webinar

February 11, 2021 | Slides | Recording

This webinar was recorded following the release of the Program Year 2019 Funding Report to provide a high-level summary of the key data and trends. The report itself as well as the funding data dashboard shown in the presentation can be accessed here.

Presenters: Ian Gray, NASCSP Legislative & Communications Analyst, and Paige Milson, NASCSP Policy Analyst

Audience: State WAP Managers

Workforce Development Working Group Launches Wage Survey Tools

January 20, 2021 | Slides | Recording

NASCSP hosted a webinar with members of the workforce development working group to highlight wage surveys for recruitment and retention in the WAP. States are encouraged to access the Member Portal for the new wage survey templates and release the survey to your Subgrantees by February 15, 2021.

Presenters: Mick Prince, Geoff Wilcox, Wayne Hartel, and Andrea Schroer, NASCSP WAP Director

Audience: State WAP Managers

PY 2021 State Plan Development

January 5, 2021 | Slides| Recording

This webinar includes a review of DOE Weatherization Program Guidance required to navigate the WAP State Plan submission and approval process.

Changes in WPN 21-1 related to combining program years and the recommended use of Optional Budget Categories as an ACPU reduction strategy are reviewed.

NASCSP will also highlight several updated templates from DOE for required plan components including Health & Safety, T&TA and Monitoring.

Jeff Heino, WAP Program Chair will review five successful strategies for state plan submission.

  • Presenters: Jeff Heino, NASCSP WAP Program Chair, and Andrea Schroer, NASCSP WAP Director
  • Audience: WAP Grantee Administrators

2020 WAP Reauthorization Bill

January 5, 2021 | Slides| Recording

With the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law in December 2020, the Weatherization Assistance Program has received congressional reauthorization as well as several significant policy changes. This webinar covers the basics of the bill and what reauthorization means, including programmatic changes and the new innovation program.

    • Presenter: Ian Gray, NASCSP Legislative & Communications Analyst
    • Audience: WAP Grantee Administrators, WAP/LIHEAP subgrantees

How WAP Teams Deliver COVID Safe Energy Retrofits

November 24, 2020 | Slides | Recording

-This presentation showcases the enhanced COVID health and safety protocols that WAP staff and contractors now follow to ensure everyone, from residents of the homes to workers, is safe.
This webinar will be a brief overview in which you will learn how to appreciate and communicate how WAP meets the safety challenge in high-risk communities, how to distinguish between engineering controls and PPE, about cleaning versus sanitizing, how to make mask choices for different work and more. You will learn how the latest CDC, OSHA and WHO guidance has been adopted for WAP tasks in the ‘field’ conditions of the homes served. You will be prepared to explain the new WAP ways, to reassure the public about safety and to fully appreciate the effort of the WAP networks’ skilled and adaptable workforce.
The short presentation will be followed with a discussion with the audience and these state and local experts on the new safety protocols and emerging issues.

  • Presenters: NASCSP, WAP Manager from NM, Subgrantee from SD, Educator from Santa Fe Community College
  • Target Audience: State WAP Managers, WAP/LIHEAP subgrantees

WAP and AC Units

June 17, 2020 | Slides | Recording

-As we head into the warm months of summer, many states are interested in cooling programs, particularly because vulnerable individuals are spending more time in their homes due to COVID-19. Does your WAP currently replace central or window/room air conditioning units? In this webinar, four states with WAP programs that allow for the replacement and/or installation of AC units present about their specific program design (North Dakota, New Mexico, Tennesee, Rhode Island). These states use a mix of funding sources depending upon the structure of their program (DOE, LIHEAP, & Utility)

  • Presenters: NASCSP, WAP Managers from ND, NM, RI, and TN
  • Target Audience: State WAP Managers, State LIHEAP Managers, WAP/LIHEAP subgrantees

 

WAP Training Requirements

April 23, 2019 | Recording

-Every aspect of your Weatherization operation contributes to the quality of your production work and your ability to meet all program targets successfully. This includes having staff in all job functions trained to the highest national standards. The Department of Energy’s Quality Work Plan supports your staff on two fronts- comprehensive and specific training. Good to know, but what’s the difference, and why does it matter? Understand the value of accredited comprehensive training, and how to communicate this with stakeholders.

  • Presenters: Anna Sullivan and Laure-Jeanne Davignon, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)
  • Target Audience: State WAP Managers, Monitors & Staff; Subgrantee WAP Managers & Staff