You’re Getting Warmer

Ohio receives Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding from the federal government to provide assistance to low and moderate income families to subsidize their home energy expenses. Federal law permits states to set aside a portion of these federal funds to weatherize homes of low and moderate income Ohio households so their long-term energy costs are reduced.

Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE), a client, sought to increase the percentage of federal LIHEAP funds that are used in Ohio for the weatherization of homes through legislation. The team at Kegler Brown worked with the client and the client's allies to structure a grassroots campaign and advocacy strategy that culminated in the funding for weatherization increasing by 33 percent after 18 months.