OPAE Shares – Jonnie Aker, Bridges CAP

We sat down with Jonnie Akers, HWAP and Intake Supervisor at Bridges CAP, to talk about how she interacts with clients, what problems are people facing the in her community and more.

Paying it Forward

 Paying it forward

Dave Rinebolt – our previous executive director who passed in July 2021 – was known for his many hobbies. Dave loved baseball. His sons played growing up. And despite not living in Cleveland […]

Weatherize Ohio Speaker Confirmation

Thank you very much for agreeing to speak at our upcoming Weatherize Ohio Conference scheduled for October 19 & 20, 2022. Our conference is being held at the Quest Conference Center; 9200 Worthington Road; Westerville, […]

July Game – Pinball

Play a quick game of pinball. Use your right and left arrow keys to swing your flippers.

OPAE Golf Outing Pictures

Wow! What a day of golf we enjoyed on July 13th. Great course. Great people. Great fun.

Thank all of you for supporting the 1st Annual DCR Be Good to One Another […]

COAD’s Dave Rinebolt Inspiration Award

“Be Good to One Another”

…an inspirational proverb that guided the life and career of our Dave Rinebolt. Dave passed away on July 1st in his Florida condo, having just completed a multi-week sailing […]

May Game – Wordsearch

Find the names of the Ohio counties that border the Ohio River. Select the first letter of the word and the last letter of the word to complete a correct response.

OPAE Fireside Chat – John Sarver

Part 1 in a series, we sit down with OPAE executive director, John Sarver, as he reflected on the past year since losing Dave Rinebolt, and being thrust into his current leadership position.

OPAE Shares – Keelie Gustin, MVCAP

In this episode of OPAE Shares, we meet with Keelie Gustin, Chief Policy Director at Miami Valley Community Action Partnership. Keelie discusses her role at MVCAP, advocacy efforts she is focused on, and how other […]

Recap of OPAE’s Energy Efficiency Presentation to PUCO

On March 23, 2022, John Sarver, OPAE’s Executive Director, and Nick Milano, OPAE’s Director of Utility Programs, gave a presentation to the Commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on the necessity and benefits […]

COAD Ohio Weatherization Training Center Update

Greetings Ohio Weatherization Network!

COAD is excited to share with you that we have a new Training and Technical Manager, Kris Jones. Kris joins us after 7 years in the solar industry as a Senior Drafter, […]

February Game – Solitaire

Click and drag the cards to the appropriate spots accordingly. Have fun!

OPAE Shares – MVCAP on Braided Funding



What is braided funding? And how does an agency leverage this strategy to provide more for low-income Ohioans? Eddie Cooper and Barry Strahorn from Miami Valley CAP discuss how their agency uses braided funding, […]

OPAE Fireside Chat – Ohio Poverty Law Center

This month, we welcome Susan Jagers from the Ohio Poverty Law Center. Susan discusses her organization’s efforts in expanding broadband infrastructure, offering internet bill assistance, and how the now-expired Child Tax Credit impacted low-income Ohioans.

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OPAE reviewing new federal LIHEAP legislation

The Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) is carefully monitoring current federal legislation, including the “Heating and Cooling Relief Act” introduced by U.S. Representatives Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).

According to the National […]