When Time is of the Essence: Crisis Energy Assistance

AMP believes energy assistance programs that help low-income families and individuals become self-sufficient should be the focus of Michigan’s energy assistance efforts.  However, there will always be a need for emergency assistance for those who encounter circumstances that can wreak havoc on household finances.

Funded by the state, private charities, and local energy providers, several programs in Michigan are designed specifically to help households in crisis.  The graphics below provide a detailed picture of the safety net of emergency assistance resources available.

Applications for SER assistance are filed via an online form at MI Bridges.

THAW provides assistance to residential consumers who have past-due balances on their utility accounts and are in imminent danger of having their power shut off.

For additional eligibility requirements, click here.  Eligible Michigan residents may apply online.

* To qualify for the Winter Protection Plan, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

For more information on DTE Energy’s crisis assistance programs, click here.

For more on Consumers Energy’s programs, click here.

A Vital Resource in Tough Times

Adversity can strike anytime and anywhere, so it is reassuring to know that state and non-profit agencies, along with local energy providers, are working hard to ensure that everyone has access to the energy they need.

Any questions for us about energy assistance for emergency or crisis situations?  Let us know your thoughts today.