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Superior Watershed Partnership Michigan Energy Assistance Programs

Do You Need Assistance With Your Heat And Electric Bills?

Upper Peninsula of Michigan residents needing assistance should call the Superior Watershed Partnership Energy Office at 906-273-2742. Case Workers are here to help!

The Superior Watershed Partnership is a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Navigation and Referral Partner for the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP).

THE SWP IS CURRENTLY OUT OF MEAP FUNDING BUT STILL HAS MI IMPACT AND ALICE UPPCO FUNDING. THE SWP ANTCIPATES HAVING MEAP FUNDING ON OCTOBER 1 2024.

STEP 1

Learn About The Available Assistance Programs

Introduction

Depending on your income level there are assistance programs available to help!

Energy Bill Assistance:

  • Electric, Heat, Water, Sewer & Trash

Energy Security Services:

  • Energy Education, Home Energy Assessments, Weatherization & Residential Solar

Available Assistance Programs:

We can help you with three assistance programs, each with their own eligibility requirements and provided services.

MEAP - OUT OF FUNDING UNTIL OCTOBER 1 2024
MIP
UPPCO ALICE Program
STEP 2

Determine Your Assistance Eligibility

Energy Assistance Program Eligibility Calculator

Use this calculation tool to determine your estimated household Federal Poverty Level.*

Household Income

Income over the past 30 days for all household members.

Deductions

Total amount paid over the past 30 days.

Size of Household

Total number of people living in your household.

STEP 3

View Your Eligibility Results

Please use the tool above to calculate your eligibility for our energy assistance programs.
Your calculated net monthly income minus any deductions: .
Your calculated Federal Poverty Level (FPL) percentage: .

Based on the results, you may qualify for the following Assistance Programs:

Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

Michigan Impact Program (MIP)

Upper Peninsula Power Company ALICE Program

Sorry, you're not eligible for any of the assistance programs at this time.

STEP 4

Review Your Potential Level of Assistance

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STEP 5

Apply For An Assistance Program

Apply for MEAP Program

MEAP Program Application Process


1. Apply for State Emergency Relief (SER) through the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) for heat and/or electric

  • The grant term runs from October to September and you must be SER approved by for the utility you are seeking assistance with before you can receive MEAP assistance
  • Apply on MI Bridges or pick up a paper application at your local MDHHS office
  • Make sure you have a bill showing past due charges or you have 25% or less fuel capacity
  • If you need assistance filling out the application, click link PARTNERS TO ASSIST WITH PAPERWORK or visit our office in Marquette.

2. You will receive a SER determination letter

  • The SWP can help with SER co-pays after our requirements are complete

3. Complete our requirements

4. Energy Assistance Payments

  • The household cap per grant term is $3,500
  • The SWP can assist with whichever heat and electric utilities you have been approved for by SER
  • You can enroll in the DTE LSP, SEMCO MAP & UPPCO EASE Affordable Payment Plans
  • You may be eligible for a Department of Energy Home Energy Score
  • You may be eligible for weatherization
  • You may be eligible for utility Energy Waste Reduction referrals
  • You may be eligible for residential solar installation

5. Energy Request Form

Fill out the Energy Request Form each time you need assistance.

  • On the Energy Request Form only fill in the information for the utility you are requesting assistance with
  • If possible, attach the itemized bill or quote to the Energy Request Form.
  • Heat and electric bill must show past due charges
  • Propane & fuel oil tank must be 25% or lower
  • Must be down to two weeks of dry wood
  • Your household can continue to receive funding until you reach your household cap or funding runs out.
  • The program resets October 1st of each year
Apply for MI Impact Program
Apply for UPPCO ALICE Program

Still have questions? Call us at 906-273-2742 or visit the State of Michigan website for more information on MEAP.

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