The Department of Energy has developed training and resource tools to assist Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program recipients, subrecipients and DOE program personnel to better understand NEPA, Historic Preservation, and other environmental regulations.  This website is specific to State Energy Program (SEP), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and  Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG).  *Note - this website is applicable to EECBG recipients under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, not the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

All recipients and subrecipients are strongly encouraged to review this website, especially the PowerPoint presentations, prior to initiating work under their awards and utilize the sample templates as appropriate.  Recipients should review their NEPA determination and Terms and Conditions specific to their award for restrictions and documentation requirements, as applicable as well as their Historic Preservation Programmatic Agreement.  If any project work has been initiated prior to the completion of the NEPA review, please contact GONEPA@ee.doe.gov.  This training does not provide authority for recipients or subrecipients to begin work prior to written project approval from a Contracting Officer.

Note: Some of the files found below are not fully accessible to people with disabilities. If you require assistance to access these files, please reach out to DOE at GONEPA@ee.doe.gov.

DOE WEBSITES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

DOE Historic Preservation Programmatic Agreements can be found at Historic Preservation – Executed Programmatic Agreements | Department of Energy.

For additional historic preservation information, including resources for recipients without a historic preservation programmatic agreement and annual historic preservation report guidance for recipients with a historic preservation programmatic agreement please see the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIPO) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) website.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has approved an exemption that would relieve federal agencies from the historic preservation review requirements under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) regarding the effects of the installation of certain electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) on historic properties. The exemption is effective as of November 2, 2022. For compliance with the NHPA, EVSE installations should now follow the EVSE language found in the ACHP's Exemption From Historic Preservation Review for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Federal Register Notice.

SAMPLE TEMPLATE DOCUMENTS

The sample documents found below are intended to be tools to assist recipients with their reporting responsibilities. Recipients may utilize their own documents if the same type of  information is collected and reported on as outlined in the templates.

Documents applicable to WAP, SEP, and EECBG for projects requiring a DOE NEPA review with the submission of an Environmental Questionnaire-1.

Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant

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Questions about this website? Email: GONEPA@ee.doe.gov