You have the right to appeal decision(s) related to your Energy Assistance Application within 30 days of receiving a decision on your application.
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EAP Appeals Process
Local Level Written Appeal – Within 30 days of receipt of this letter, submit your appeal in
writing (letter or email) with supporting documentation attached to:
Monique Walker, Director of Energy Assistance Programs Miami Valley Community Action Partnership
719 S. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45202 -or- via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. The appeal review will be completed within 30 days from the date of your appeal request.
b. You will be notified in writing (letter or email) within ten days of the decision.
Local Level Hearing – If you were denied during the written appeal, you may request a formal
hearing within 30 days of EAP Appeals Processthe denial of the written appeal. You must submit a request for a formal
hearing in writing (letter or email) to the CEO of Miami Valley Community Action Partnership.
Lisa Stempler, CEO
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership 719 Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
-or- via email at: email@example.com Subject line: HEAP or PIPP Appeal
a. MVCAP will schedule a hearing within 30 days of receiving the written request.
b. The hearing shall be held at a mutually convenient place or held virtually.
c. MVCAP shall appoint a hearing officer who may be a staff member who was not involved in the
d. You will be notified of the decision in writing (letter or email) within ten days of the
State Level Appeal – If you wish to pursue a further appeal, you must submit a written State
Level Appeal to the Ohio Department of Development within 30 days of the final hearing decision
rendered by MVCAP. The appeal request may be mailed to:
Ohio Department of Development
Office of Community Assistance, Appeals
P.O. Box 2169 Columbus, Ohio 43216
-or- via fax at: (614) 387-2718, Attention: Appeals
-or- emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Development will review appeals that have been denied at both the Local Level Written Appeal
and Hearing process and that contain new information or information not considered during the Local
Level Written Appeal or Hearing process.
b. The appeal request must contain the following information:
i. Client’s name, address, telephone number
ii. Client number (if available)
iii. Reason for appeal
iv. Supporting documentation
v. Client’s signature
c. The decision on the appeal will be made within 30 days of receipt of the appeal request. You
will be notified within ten days of Development’s decision.
Federal Level Appeal – If you wish to appeal the State Level Appeal determine, you can submit
a Federal level Appeal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for
Children and Families. Complaints must be in writing and the complaint must identify the provision
of the act, assurance or certification that was allegedly violated, and must include all relevant
information known to you. The appeal must be mailed to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families Office of
Community Services/Division of Energy Assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Mary E. Switzer Building, 5th Floor
330 C Street SW Washington, D.C. 20201
-or- fax to (202) 401-5661
All appeal decisions made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for
Children and Families are final