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Emergency Utility Assistance

by Whitney Hahnenberg
Monday, March 30, 2020

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) offers Emergency Utility Assistance as grant funds are available.

NMCAA does not currently have funding available for Utility or Heat related assistance.

If you are in need of energy bill assistance, applications for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) State Emergency Relief (SER) application can be accessed online at: www.michigan.gov/mibridges.

As of Monday, March 30, 2020 SER energy services will no longer be limited to one payment for the remainder of the fiscal year however, the service caps will remain the same:

  • $1200 for propane and fuel oil
  • $850 for all other energy types

If you have met your assistance cap through SER since October 1, 2019 or need help with a co-pay to qualify for SER, you can reach out to a current Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) grantee such as True North (http://tnempower.org/apply/) or the Salvation Army in your area.

If you need assistance in budgeting to plan for upcoming expenses or for emergency savings, please contact NMCAA’s Financial Management Services program at apopa@nmcaa.net or 231-346-2141.