First, the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) and the Electric Partnership Program reopened. Now DP&L has reopened, with AEP and FirstEnergy scheduled to reopen on July 1st, and Columbia Gas on July 13th.  Discussions with Dominion are continuing.  Agencies will operate under protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health, supplemented by best practices developed the HWAP Policy Advisory Committee’s Technical Subcommittee.

DOE has updated its Frequently Asked Questions on working during the pandemic. They can be found at

If your agency develops novel approaches to dealing with the risks of interacting with clients during the pandemic, please share them with OPAE. We’ll collect them and work with the Technical Subcommittee to revise earlier guidance.

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