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Putting Research into Practice: Two-Gen Practice and Opportunity Youth

Most two‐generation approaches focus on parents and young children, leaving vulnerable adolescents – including the 6.7 million 16 to 24‐ year olds who are neither working nor in school – without support. These “Opportunity Youth” face many obstacles to employment and self‐sufficiency and often come from backgrounds of entrenched poverty and instability.

ICF has synthesized research and resources below from the field on two‐generation approaches for opportunity youth, organized into four categories: Two‐Generation Program Need, Opportunity Youth Program Need, Promising Practices for Implementation, and Example Programs.

Current Utility Regulatory Issues and How You Can Respond

Panel presentation from 2018 Annual Convention discussing the major issues and key arguments for low-income advocates with specific attention to what state and local WAP networks should know and how they can engage on these issues.

Designing and Implementing Integrated Energy Assistance Programs

Presentation at the 2018 Annual Convention from Energy Outreach Colorado, an organization that has been a leading expert on issues impacting low-income energy consumers, and through strong public and private partnerships, has helped raise and leverage hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce energy costs and usage for low-income Coloradans. The organization also actively advocates for affordable energy policies including low-income community solar gardens

WAP Monitoring: The State Perspective and Ways Subgrantees Can Prepare

NASCSP and Michigan Education and Training Center staff shared important reminders on the roles and responsibilities within each level of Weatherization with specific attention to understanding the motivation behind state processes and strategies ensuring a strong grantee-subgrantee relationship.

ROMA Next Gen “Beyond the Basics”–

This module is designed to support a local Community Action Agency as they conduct, analyze, and compile a comprehensive CNA. It is intended to guide and enhance the process and final result of the CNA, as well as how it connects to other agency processes. It will also touch on how agencies can share and utilize their CNA for decision making, community partnerships, advocacy, grant writing, and planning

DOE WAP Update: A Discussion with Acting WAP Program Manager

Presentation at the 2018 Annual Convention that includes an update on the funding outlook and plans for response to the ACSI and Solution Summit feedback.

Practitioner’s Guide: Environmental Emissions Non-Energy Benefits

A tool for WAP Practicioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This guide relates to the results of the nonenergy benefits study.

Practitioner’s Guide: Client Satisfaction Survey – WAP Service Delivery from the Client’s Perspective

A tool for WAP Practicioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This guide relates to the participant satisfaction after receiving WAP services.

Practitioner’s Guide: Baseline Occupant Survey Assessment of Client Status and Needs

A tool for WAP Practitioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This reports on the evaluation comparing participant data and behavior of pre-WAP to post-WAP clients.

Practitioner’s Guide: Energy Impacts for Large Multifamily Buildings

A tool for WAP Practicioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This guide relates to the energy savings, cost savings, and cost-effectiveness for large multifamily buildings.

Designing Bundled Energy Affordability Programs

Presentation from Coconino County Community Services (AZ) and Hunting Park Neighborhood Energy Center (PA) on coordinating LIHEAP, WAP, and case management.

Leveraging Services and Funding: CAP and WA State

Presentation from CAP and WA Department of Commerce at 2018 Home Performance Conference includes leveraging basics, scope of leveraging, and the WA leveraged program design.

Designing Effective Utility-Weatherization Partnerships

Presentation from DOE WAP Program Manager and the Community Action Partnership of Oregon at the 2017 CAP Conference on coordinating WAP, LIHEAP, and utility dollars.

Energy Advocacy: Skills for Leaders

Presentation from former IL utility commissioner at the 2018 CAP Management Conference.

 

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