The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), Energy Resources Division, will conduct a public hearing regarding the submittal of the 2016-2017 Georgia State Plan and Grant Application for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons as provided for under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (P.L. 94-385).

The purpose of the hearing is to accept public comment on the proposed 2017-2018 Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan for Georgia. DOE has instructed GEFA to use the funding allocations in Weatherization Program Notice 16-2a for planning purposes until the final FY2017 budget is passed and signed by the president. Therefore, the budget numbers in the state plan are subject to change depending on final allocations.

The hearing will be held February 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the GEFA lobby conference room at 233 Peachtree St NE, Ste 900, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The hearing is being held pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations and Section 440.14 of the Rules and Regulations of the Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons.

Written comments should be submitted to the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, Energy Resources Division, 233 Peachtree St NE, Ste 900, Atlanta, GA 30303. Written comments will be received until February 7, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

A copy of the draft state plan will be available at http://gefa.georgia.gov/. Please call 404-584-1000 for additional information.