Family Size - Income
1 - $24,980
2 - $33,820
4 - $51,500
5 - $60,340
6 - $69,180
7 - $78,020
8 - $86,860
Add $8,840 for each additional person over 8 in a household.
Federal Guidelines and Regulations
The NM Energy $mart Program strives for best practice by encouraging all subrecipients and partners to be familiar with the federal guidelines that govern the program. The first and most important set of regulations is the 10 CFR 440. This was written after Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act put the Weatherization Program into place. This is the first place that should be consulted when confronted with program questions. This forms the backbone of the program and supports a good portion of the guidance that the Department of Energy has issued throughout the years.
The next most helpful set of guidance is issued directly from the Department of Energy. Guidance is issued in the form of "WPNs" or memorandums. There is a a searchable database that dates as far back as 1984. Their link can be found here: https://www.energy.gov/eere/wipo/weatherization-program-guidance.
The NM Energy $mart Program uses federal funding from both the Department of Energy and Low Income Energy Assistance Program. When grants are used from federal sources, the recipients of the funds are to follow regulations issued by the OMB and are refered to as the 2 CFR 200 or sometimes OMB circular. It is strongly recommended that agencies are familiar with these regulations prior to working with federal funding.
Energy $mart Guidelines
Individual states are expected to write their own individual plans that describe how they will use the funding issued by the federal sources. These are refered to as the "State Plans" and consist of two parts: Master Plan and Annual Plan. The Master Plan also contains the Health and Safety Plan as an additional documenet. Only the most updated plans are used for the current program year. All three are listed below.
There are also other documents that contain additional information on program compliance such as the Energy$mart RFP that is issued during non renewal years. Each agency also receives contracts that futher describe the requirements of the program. All agencies are expected to follow the policies and procedures described in the Aministration Manual and the NM Technical Standards. Field guides describe how the work that is performed should be done and reference the Standard Work Specifications (SWS) unless specific waivers are issued by the Department of Energy.
The NM Energy $mart Program works with several national entities and encourage partners to use the resources available. Below are some helpful links to these entities: