Public Notice: Public Comment Sought for Weatherization Waiver

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the proposed Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program waiver, which will allow an increase in allotted funds available for the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program from 15% to 25% for the current state fiscal year.

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP) work together to improve energy efficiency, reduce utility costs and provide a healthier living environment in the homes of low-income families in North Carolina.
The waiver may be reviewed March 18-22, 2024, at the following locations:

A virtual public hearing will be held on Monday, March 25, 10–10:45 a.m., via GoTo webinar. There is no cost to participate. Individuals may register in advance and set a calendar reminder by going to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/606685665241676119. For additional assistance registering for the webinar, reach out to ncfasttraining@dhhs.nc.gov.

Written comments will be accepted no later than March 26, 2024, by 5pm and can be submitted at any agency where the plan was displayed. Comments can also be emailed as an attachment to Jasmyne Simmons, Energy Program Consultant, at Jasmyne.Simmons@dhhs.nc.gov.

Comments can also be mailed to the following address, postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 26, 2024:

RE: LIHEAP Weatherization Waiver Comments
Carla West, Division Director of Human Services
DHHS Division of Social Services
2420 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2420

Please use the Written Comments Form (Adobe PDF file – open with the free Adobe Reader software) to record and submit your comments via e-mail or regular postal mail.

To review the waiver on the NCDHHS website, visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/public-notices.