Emergency Energy Assistance
The Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) is a preventative program designed to provide energy assistance to low-income households so that they can reach energy self-sufficiency. A household that qualifies for the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) State Emergency Relief (SER) for heat or non-heat electric services may also qualify for additional energy assistance and services from MEAP through agencies like Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA).
If you are in need of energy bill assistance, applications for SER can be accessed online at: www.michigan.gov/mibridges.
You can also apply in person using a paper application (either the MDHHS-1171 (and MDHHS-1171-SER supplement) or the DHS 1514.) and in person at your local MDHHS office.
If you have already received assistance through an SER since October 1, 2019, need help applying for SER, or need help with a co-pay to qualify for SER, you can reach out to your local NMCAA office to be screened for an appointment.