Indiana Weatherization Program Plans for 2018

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Many citizens depend upon help to minimize their heating and cooling costs by weatherizing their homes. This might prove important information for citizens to know and upon which to express their opinion.

This just in (1/26) from Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority on IN.GOV. For more information please see http://www.in.gov/myihcda/files/PN%2018-01%20Weatherization%20Public%20Hearing%20Notice.pdf

Notice of Public Hearing – Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan 2018

Federal regulations related to the Department of Energy (DOE) funding requests require States, such as Indiana, that are applying for Weatherization Assistance Program funding, to prepare a State Plan as part of the application process. Another part of this process is providing the public an opportunity to review and comment on the contents of the State Plan.

IHCDA is holding a public hearing on Tuesday February 6, 2018 to receive comment and testimony regarding the State of Indiana’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Plan. The hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time at 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 1000, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Members of the public are welcome to review the State Plan at IHCDA’s offices during the business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm January 26th – February 5th.

Additionally, the State Plan will be available on January 26th, located on the Public Notices page on IHCDA’s website.

Written comments are invited until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time February 30, 2018.


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