2020 Home Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan

David C. Rinebolt
Executive Director
on the

I. Introduction

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed Program Year 2020 Home Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan and the […]

FY 2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

RE: FY 2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Waiver Request

Dear Ms. Meadows:

OPAE wishes to notify you that the organization and its members support the LIHEAP waiver request as drafted. We support the expansion of […]

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Apartment Residents Get New Refrigerators

Story provided by Lorain County Community Action Agency

Residents of two apartment complexes in Lorain have efficient appliances thanks to LCCAA’s Community Connections program.
LCCAA facilitated the replacement of every refrigerator at both Pearl Village and Westgate […]

OPAE Wins Merchant Function Case

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2019 Impact Report

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A Profile of Ms. Nina Nixon – IMPACT Community Action

IMPACT Community Action’s mission is to fight poverty and provide real opportunities to self- sufficiency.

The following is a case study/story of a family that received aid from IMPACT Community Action.

The Past

My father was […]

Senate Starts an Energy Policy Debate

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A settlement was filed in the Dominion ‘Exit the Merchant Function’ case on Friday, February 7th. OPAE joined the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Staff, the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and a handful of energy marketers, […]