I must admit to being behind the curve on what has been going on with HEAP. I’m still trying to figure out the implications of moving application processing to the agencies, and would appreciate any feedback folks may have on the situation.
Many of you may have heard of or are involved in the Ohio HEAP Leadership Alliance, a newly formed group of HEAP coordinators spearheaded by Colette Harrell, Sandra Pyles, and Dianne Dozier, all of whom have years of experience in the programs. Bob Foreman was kind enough to bring the group to my attention. I reached out and have offered to support the organization through OPAE. It is important that HEAP/PIPP/Weatherization agencies speak with one voice.
The group is planning to meet again in February. We will have more information as the group evolves.