The Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships Project is funded by the Department of Energy to offer training and assistance to local WAP organizations  in designing private partnerships and programs that leverage the WAP.
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Survey for WAP Sub-grantees: Deadline Extended to July 30
Community Solar Webinar - this Wed July 24
National Partner Training Opportunities


WAP SUBGRANTEE SURVEY: PLEASE COMPLETE BY JULY 30

The next step in improving WAP state performance is in your inbox!

All DOE weatherization subgrantees received an email on June 18th and July 9th which links them to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey of their opin ions on multiple dimensions of how their State grantee is conducting the Weatherization program. All responses remain anonymous, and the CFI Group provides DOE WAP with aggregated data.

Thank you to those of you that have already responded!

This is the second occurrence of the survey, which was first conducted two years ago.  The commitment of the Department of Energy (DOE) to continuing improvement is evidenced by this follow-up. This is an important exercise for two reasons: it should improve the running of weatherization programs in your state and also it should reflect the weatherization network's enthusiasm for measuring all levels of the system.

In fact, DOE demonstrated its commitment the hard way - by conducting a similar survey on how the States feel the Department itself is doing.  The DOE weatherization office scored higher than it did two years ago, reflecting the changes DOE continues to work on with respect to better, clearer communications, and consistent monitoring.

Please note: The email comes from the sender address  noreply-cfigroup@qualtrics-survey.com and might have gone to your spam, even though it is a very important message. Also, not all local agencies provided a Weatherization manager as the contact for the WAP grant, so an agency executive (or a retiree) may have received this important communication which is intended to be filled out by weatherization managers with knowledge of state WAP functioning. 
 
Please contact Kathryn Maddux at kmaddux@communityactionpartnership.com if you have difficulty accessing the survey.
 
The Partnership will be assisting DOE in mobilizing the WAP Network's full participation in the performance survey. Hopefully, you will have already found the email and sent in your considered opinion about the important management questions it raises. Thank you in advance for being part of smart and inclusive government performance management.

UPCOMING WEBINAR ON SOLAR IN RURAL COMMUNITIES-- WED., JULY 24 at 3:00PM EST
 
Mark your calendars for this Wed., July 24, 2019 at 3:00PM EST. We will have Vicki O'Day, Development Director with the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), presenting on their work in community solar. RREAL is excited to engage more CAPs across the nation in their Community Solar for Community Action innovation. This project helps build community owned solar assets that can provide solar assistance to our most vulnerable residents for 25+ years!
In addition, we will have Mark Moormans, Strategic Projects Manager from People Incorporated of Virginia, share their challenges and successes with implementing solar in southwest Virginia.


ENERGY TRACK AT CAP ANNUAL CONVENTION IN CHICAGO AUGUST 28-30

We will have an energy partnerships workshop track at the Partnership's Annual Convention, August 28-30, to include weatherization and energy-related topics such as percentage of income payment plans (PIPP), renewable energy, and updates from the Department of Energy. 

I n addition, a general session will include a discussion on  the challenges and demonstrate ways the Community Action Network can play a more significant role in delivering greater energy equity at home and nationwide.
The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority and the Partnership for Southern Equity have worked in tandem for several years to advocate for "Just Energy."  They have achieved remarkable success in communicating the issues, policies and programs, and in mobilizing community residents to take action on a better policy framework.
The New Consensus, based in Chicago, is a national thought leader about the issues and solutions needed, and the sweeping economic mobilization that can build a clean and just economy.  Its leaders are defining pathways to a fair and climate-friendly energy future.
We hope to see you in Chicago!  For more information, visit the convention website.
UPCOMING PARTNER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES  Partner   

The  2019 Annual NASCSP Training Conference  will take place in Little Rock, AR, September 23-27, 2019.

The  Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) track focuses on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) WAP initiatives and grantee management issues. Sessions include updates and discussion of recent DOE WAP policy, program notices, guidance, and future direction of the program.

We hope to see you in Little Rock!
GET IN TOUCH  Contact

Our goal as the Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships Project is to offer training and assistance to WAP organizations in designing private partnerships and programs that leverage the WAP.

We are available to assist your local Weatherization Network in getting started with leveraging or responding to challenges in current partnerships. For assistance contact Kathryn Maddux, Project Director, at kmaddux@communityactionpartnership.com or 202-860-1023.
Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships Project at Community Action Partnership



This publication was created by the National Association of Community Action Agencies - Community Action Partnership, in the performance of the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Grant Number, EE0008051. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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