The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce) has been responsible for the administration of the Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE WAP) since 1977. DOE’s WAP mission is to “reduce costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.”
Historically, the program has been automatically awarded to ODOC designated non-profit Community Action Agencies. Oklahoma Community Action has a great and amazing history of meeting the WAP mission and serving the residents of Oklahoma. However, due to increased technical requirements and limited resources of the program, several counties have remained without a weatherization service provider the past two years. ODOC has worked with the Community Action Agency network on a pathway forward to ensure all 77 counties are served through a new competitive award process.
Commerce anticipates releasing a Request for Weatherization Service Provider Application (RFA) September 2022 and would like the public’s feedback on the information that will be contained in the RFA.
This Request for Information (RFI) is now available here, and feedback is being requested through August 31, 2022.