MEAP Affordable Payment Plans & One Time Payment Assistance: CE CARE, DTE LSP, SEMCO MAP, UPPCO EASE, One Time Payment Assistance

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) wants to make it easier for you to get the help you need to afford your utility bill.  In most cases, you will need to complete and be approved for State Emergency Relief (SER) as well as complete one of the applications below from THAW.


1) Apply for State Emergency Relief (SER) through MDHHS:

A. Online at B. At your local MDHHS office

2) Select THAW as your “Navigation/Referral Partner” on the SER application.

3) Complete THAW’s Energy Assistance Application: (located below)

A. Online at  B. Mail to 535 Griswold St., Suite 200, Detroit MI 48226

4) Once your SER application is approved by MDHHS, THAW will assist you in completing your enrollment with all available programs you may qualify for.

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  • Freezes your past due balance
  • Balance is paid off over time
  • Discounted monthly payments
  • Shut off protection
  • Approved for State Emergency Relief (SER)
  • Restoration of gas and/or electric services
  • Assistance with require SER Co-Pay

Eligibility Requirements

Income Requirements