Ohio Development Services Agency Names 2013 Home Weatherization Assistance Program Providers, click here for more information
The HWAP RFP Question and Answer period is now closed.
Improvements to the state’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) are being implemented by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) for 2013 as part of its energy strategy for low- to moderate-income families. ODSA has taken a bold step to introduce new performance-based competition into a current formula funded program. The proposed changes are expected to reduce bureaucracy and administrative costs, provide new opportunities for private contractors and jobs, and maximize both delivery of weatherization and customer service.
As ODSA reviewed the program and developed the new structure, it received significant public feedback regarding the program changes through the HWAP Policy Advisory Committee, public meetings, written comment, direct stakeholder contact, and an online survey offered from September through October 5, 2012.
In response to feedback, ODSA extended the current timeline by three months for a smoother transition; replaced a proposed minimum grant size with a cost cap to encourage completion and efficiency in smaller counties; and, restricted grant funding to smaller projects to ensure a range of service delivery throughout Ohio. The proposal will comply with all federal and state regulations for weatherization and does not affect the current program year. The next program year will now start on July 1, 2013.
The ODSA's Office of Community Assistance released the competitive HWAP Request for Proposal on December 4, 2012.
Beginning in Ohio Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) Year 2013, the formula allocation method for the HWAP will be based on U.S. Census Data regarding eligible population (less than 200 percent of federal poverty level), Home Energy Assistance Program climate data for Ohio, and the Priority Investment Areas for Ohio as determined by the Office of Redevelopment. These allocations(below) are just an estimate, and actual allocation and production goals may vary, depending on Ohio’s federal award from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services. Providers interested in submitting a proposal for the 2013 program year can use these estimated allocations for planning purposes. The allocations by county may be viewed below.
If you have questions regarding the estimated allocations or the HWAP RFP, please call the Office of Community Assistance at (614) 466-6207.
|County Name||Full Allocation based on $25 Million||Estimated Units|