Public Notices

Notice of Public Meeting: Farmworker Resource Center Workgroup

​The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD)​ will hold a public meeting with the Farmworker Resource Center Workgroup to discuss the development and implementation of the Farmworker Resource Center Grant Prog​ram. All interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting​ either in person or via Zoom.​

The public meeting​ was held ​on Ju​ne 23, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the California Endowment, Adelante Meeting Room, 1414 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. 

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Program Notice: California Arrear​age Payment Program Notice 2022-05

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2022-05 which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2022-05 informs Community Choice Aggregators and Direct Access Service Load-Serving Entities ​of their responsibilities related to the federal Single Audit Act and Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200 and provides information necessary to complete the Single Audit.​

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Notice of Public Hearing: Draft 2022 State Plan & Application for the 

U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program


The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) will hold a remote public hearing to receive comments on the Draft 2022 State Plan for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program for Low‑Income Persons (DOE WAP). 

The remote public hearing is scheduled for Thursday​, April 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and will be conducted via webinar.

Please register to attend the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/306455203287685646​.​

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2022-04

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2022-04 which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2022-04 clarifies the CAPP compliance audit process that will follow the CAPP Close-out Phase, where energy utilities receiving CAPP funds and administering CAPP benefits complete the reporting of CAPP benefit disbursements made to eligible utility customers.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Notice of Public Comment: Draft 2022 LIHEAP Weatherization Waiver Request


The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has posted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low ​Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHE​​AP) Draft 2022 Weatherization Waiver Request.

Interested parties have the opportunity to review and submit comments on the Draft 2022 LIHEAP Weatherization Waiver Request until 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2022. Comments may be submitted by email to Energy.HelpDesk@csd.ca.gov or mailed to: 

Department of Community Services and Development
Attention: Debra Brown, Program Manager, Energy and Environmental Services Division
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2022-03

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2022-03 which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the​ California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2022-03 informs Utility Applicants of their responsibilities related to the federal Single Audit Act and Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, and provides information necessary to complete the Single Audit.​

If you have question​s or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2022-02

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 20​22-02​, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2​022-02 clarifies the general requirements and processes for completing successful and compliant disbursement of CAPP benefits to eligible customers.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

​​Notice ​of Public Meeting: ​

Draft Low Income Household Water Assistance Program Guidelines

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released the final program guidelines for the new Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).

LIHWAP will provide financial assistance to low-income Californians to help manage their residential water and wastewater utility costs. 

The LIHWAP Final Program Guidelines can be found here:

As part of the implementation of LIHWAP​, CSD held a remote Public Meeting on February 23, 2022, from 1:30​-3:00 p.m. to receive input on the Draft California LIHWAP Program Guidelines​.

The webinar may be viewed​ at https://www.yout​ube.com/watch?v=U4OfIvjeUQo.

Interested parties had the opportunity to review and submit comments on the Draft LIHWAP Program Guidelines until 5:00 p.m. on February 23, 2022. Comments were​ submitted during the webinar, via email to LIHWAP@csd.ca.gov​, or mailed to:

Department of Community Services and Development
Attention: Becca Russell, Energy and Environmental Services Division
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833​ ​

For assistance or questions regarding this meeting, please contact CSD at ​​LIHWAP@csd.ca.gov​.​​​​​​​​​

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2022-01

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2022-01, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2022-01 advises state energy utilities on the implementation of the CAPP Utility Close-Out Reporting Phase, marking the period wherein state energy utility companies submit close-out reporting to confirm the disbursement of CAPP Benefits to eligible customer accounts.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2021-10-R

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2021-10-R, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-10-R communicates updated CAPP Allocation determinations for individual Direct Access Electricity Load-Serving Entities that partner with Investor-Owned Utilities.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2021-10

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice ​2021-10, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-10 communicates individual Direct Access Electricity Load-Serving Entity allocations of CAPP funds awarded to Investor-Owned Utility partners.​

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.

Notice of Public Hearing: Revised 2021 DOE WAP State Plan & Application

to the U.S. Department of Energy

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) will hold a remote public hearing to receive comments on the Revised 2021 State Plan for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program for Low‑Income Persons (DOE WAP). ​

The remote public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, December 2, 2021 ​at 9:00 a.m.

Please register to view the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2879635665940488463.

Program Notice: California Arrearage Payment Program Notice 2021-09

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released CAPP Program Notice 2021-09, which contains updated information and guidance regarding the implementation of the newly established California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP).

CAPP Program Notice 2021-09 provides additional guidance to state energy utility companies regarding the taxability of CAPP Benefits issued to eligible utility customers. Specifically, this Program Notice details the guidance issued on November 17, 2021 by the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to FS-2021-16, November 2021, as it relates to the tax implications of the use of Corona​​virus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established by the American Rescue Plan Act to pay past due utility bills on behalf of eligible utility customers.

If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding CAPP, please contact CSD at CAPP@csd.ca.gov.


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