Michigan groups get grants to help with high energy bills
LANSING, Mich. – Nine organizations across Michigan have received a total of $54.5 million in grants to help residents in their communities with energy bills. Michigan’s Public Service Commission and the state Department of Health and Human Services said the grants were awarded through Michigan Energy Assistance Program funding. The statewide Heat and Warmth Fund received about $7 million, while just over $11 million went to the Salvation Army. An emphasis will be placed on helping households earning the lowest income that have high energy bills. More than 55,000 Michigan households received Michigan Energy Assistance Program assistance in the funding period that ended Sept. 30.