Michigan Agency for Energy approves more than $89 million in Michigan Energy Assistance Program grants

August 30 2016

Contact: Judy Palnau, 517-284-8300
Agency: Michigan Agency for Energy

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), approved Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) grants totaling $89,500,000 to 14 organizations for the fiscal year beginning October 1. These grants are subject to approval by the State Administrative Board. 

The MAE on July 19 issued a Request for Proposals soliciting projects that will provide services that enable participants to become or move toward becoming self-sufficient, including assisting participants in paying their energy bills on time, assisting participants in budgeting for and contributing to their ability to provide for energy expenses, and assisting participants in utilizing energy services to optimize on energy savings.  Based on its review, the MAE approved the following grants:

  • Barry County United Way - $201,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in Barry County.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Consumers Energy Company - $13,220,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in its utility service territory throughout the state of Michigan.
     
  • DTE Energy - $17 million to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in its utility service territory throughout the state of Michigan.
     
  • Flat River Outreach Ministries, Inc. - $78,700 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in the Lowell School District.
     
  • Lighthouse Emergency Services - $200,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in Oakland County.
     
  • Michigan Community Action Agency Association - $9 million to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households statewide.
     
  • North Kent Community Services - $50,300 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in the northern region of Kent County.
     
  • SEMCO Energy Gas Company - $2,600,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in its utility service territory throughout the state of Michigan.
     
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of Detroit - $5 million to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in 36 counties throughout the state of Michigan.
     
  • Superior Watershed Partnership - $2,550,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households throughout the 15 counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
     
  • The Heat and Warmth fund - $8,825,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households throughout the state of Michigan.
     
  • The Salvation Army - $13,700,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households statewide.
     
  • TrueNorth Community Services - $15,075,000 to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households throughout the state of Michigan.
     
  • United Way of Southeastern MI - $2 million to provide energy assistance program services to low-income households in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.

For more information about MAE, please visit www.michigan.gov/energy.

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