The purpose ofthe LIHEAP Emergency Repair and Replace Program (ERRP) is to aid eligible customers in need of emergency heat, (and/or cooling if eligible), i.e., the repair or replacement of malfunctioning or non-operable. This program is designed to provide emergency heat services to low-income persons with a household income at or below 60% of State Median Income.
In addition to providing aid to eligible customers in need of emergency heat, this program will also offer aid to those who are without properly working cooling units. This portion of the program would run from May 1 through September 30. In addition to the 60% of State Median Income limit, households must include at least 1 individual who meets at least 1 of the following criteria:
• Child that is age 5 or under,
• Individual age 60 or over,
• Individual with a diagnosed disability.
The ERRP will provide emergency heat restoration services to low-income homes via repair or replacement, thereby increasing the safety of the residents, and providing energy efficient units or repairs to reduce their energy burden and fuel costs. This program will also provide cooling restoration services to low-income homes that include a member of the vulnerable population as defined in the introduction. These services will be provided via repair or replacement and will increase safety of the vulnerable population and provide energy efficient units or repairs that will reduce cooling costs.
It is intended that ERRP services will only be provided once per household or applicant per 10 years if the system is replaced and once per 2 years if the system is repaired. Written approval from the State Office Program Manager (or authorized designee) must be obtained if the CAA feels it is warranted to waive this rule before work is started. .
The purpose of this application is to select eligible applicants capable of providing Emergency Repair and Replacement services in accordance with the FY2023 LIHEAP ERRP Grant Agreement, the provisions of 45 CFR 96, 2 CFR 200.471, 2 CFR 200.207, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
This application will allow the Pass-through entity to evaluate the current resources and capabilities of applicants. Applicants will complete a separate Service Delivery Plan for county the agency is applying to serve with ERRP funds. The selected applicants will provide statewide coverage by serving eligible clients in the service area assigned. If a CAA is unable to provide a timely response to an ERRP applicant, the CAA may work with another CAA to serve clients outside of the assigned service area.
Applicants may not obligate funds, incur expenses, or otherwise implement program services prior to execution of a legal Grant Agreement with the Pass-through entity, or a Pre-Award Letter authorizing expenditures.