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Home Heating Assistance Available

As the temperatures go down… the heating bills go up. If you’ll be struggling to pay them, help is available.

The Superior Watershed Partnership has $2,460,000 to help Upper Peninsula residents stay warm. Michigan Energy Assistance Program Manager Tonya Swenor says you must meet income requirements…

You must also qualify for the State Emergency Relief program. One-time assistance payments are available – up to $850 for electric, natural gas or wood, and up to $1,200 for fuel oil or propane. Monthly assistance programs are also available that can provide up to $2,000 through the heating season.

You must also qualify for the State Emergency Relief program. One-time assistance payments are available – up to $850 for electric, natural gas or wood, and up to $1,200 for fuel oil or propane. Monthly assistance programs are also available that can provide up to $2,000 through the heating season.

To find out more, click here, or call 906-273-2742.

UPPCO also recently launched an assistance program. The EASE program works with state assistance to craft affordable monthly electrical payments for UPPCO customers. Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in the Upper Peninsula to learn more. 

All the experts agree on one thing – if you need help, ask early. It’s a lot easier to keep you out of financial trouble than it is to rescue you from financial trouble.

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