Help from Other Programs
In addition to the programs offered by DHS, the following programs may help you care for your family until you can get back on your feet.
Employment & Taxes
• Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) High school completion program that offers to pay for the first two years of college and beyond for identified students who graduate or complete their GED before age 20.
• Michigan Student Aid Financial help for higher education. Check out their site for information on all state and federal programs, helpful hints, scholarship searches and tools to help you plan for your future. Go directly to the financial aid programs or browse the site by working through the customer groups.
Food & Nutrition
• Michigan Works! Areas of this program will still be available to you, including resume writing, workshops and access to the Michigan Talent Bank with job postings.
• Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tax benefit for people who work - If you qualify, you will owe less in taxes, and you may get cash back. Even if you do not owe income tax, you can get the credit but you must file a federal tax return. Learn more at www.michiganeic.org.
• Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Unemployment insurance benefits for qualified unemployed residents. These benefits provide temporary income while you look for new employment.
• Department of Treasury This site provides information for
- Property Owners - annual tax sale, unclaimed property, tax reversion and property tax credits
- Retirees - retirement services and resources to retirement links
- Students & Parents - student financial assistance and tuition credit eligibility
- Debtors - tax amnesty, and voluntary disclosure
- Taxpayers - tax amnesty, assessments, income tax, e-file, and tax credits
(such as the Home Heating Credit)
- Investors - investments, bonds, hospital and higher education authorities
- Customer Service - tips and contacts for all of your property owner needs
• Michigan Combined Application Project (MiCAP) MiCAP provides food benefits to adults age 60 and over who receive SSI.
• Pure Michigan Fit A nutrition and fitness initiative that provides tools and resources for families to give children a good start toward a long, happy and healthy life.
• Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) MiCAFE helps adults age 60 and older apply for a Bridge Card to pay for food so seniors can afford other essential items like medicine.
• National School Lunch Program
• National School Breakfast Program
• Food Bank Council of Michigan
• Feeding America
• Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program serves low- and moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-related health problem.
• WIC Project FRESH - Farm Market Produce WIC Project FRESH is a program that makes fresh produce available to low-income, nutritionally-at-risk consumers, through Michigan farmers' markets. Women and children up to age 5 (excluding infants) currently enrolled in the WIC program can get coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables.
• Meals On Wheels Meals on Wheels is a private, nonprofit, volunteer-based service that delivers nutritious meals to homebound persons age 60 or older. Your local Area Agency on Aging can put you in touch with someone for service
• Michigan Community Action Agency Association Provide free programs and services to help low-income individuals and families achieve higher levels of economic self-sufficiency and stability.
• 2-1-1 United Way Call 2-1-1 to speak with someone about information and resources that may be available to help you in your time of need.
• Michigan Housing Locator Find rental housing to fit your location and your income
• Step Forward Michigan A comprehensive, statewide strategy focused on unemployed and underemployed residents to help homeowners who are at high risk of default or foreclosure with federal funds secured by the State of Michigan.