Do you need energy assistance?
THAW works with agencies across Michigan to provide emergency energy and utility help to households facing financial difficulties. THAW has multiple utility assistance programs available which are open to income-eligible Michigan residents. However, before seeking THAW assistance, we encourage you to contact your utility provider to see what options may be available to you.
Grants to households are approved at the discretion of THAW staff and our agency partners. Find out about Individual Programs below.Apply Online
For utility bill help, call THAW at 800-866-THAW (8429)
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Current Assistance Programs
THAW is not accepting applications for MEAP at this time.
Brightmoor Energy & Water Assistance Program
Residents of Brightmoor who meet eligibility requirements can receive energy and water assistance through the Brightmoor Energy & Water Assistance Program.
This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.
PNC Pontiac Water Assistance Program
Residents of Pontiac who meet eligibility requirements can receive water assistance through the PNC Bank Pontiac Water Assistance Program.
This program is made possible by a generous grant from PNC Bank.
Referral Assistance Programs
THAW can only help you once you apply through these portals
COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA)
Having trouble paying or receiving rent? MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority) has federal funds available to help tenants and landlords.
Emergency Solutions Grant
Residents of Detroit at risk of homelessness may contact Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) to discuss their needs including utility assistance.
Health care providers, community agencies, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy work with THAW to refer customers with chronic health problems.