Help When You Need It Most.
We will be accepting 85 applications daily.
The application portal will be open at the following times:
Monday: 11 am EST
Tuesday: 10 am EST
Wednesday: 4 pm EST
Thursday: 11 am EST
Friday: 10 am EST
Saturday: 9 am EST
Many people in Michigan struggle to pay their heat and energy bills. Cold comes fast when warmth can’t be found. emPower™ wants to keep you warm. We work with you to find ways to afford paying those bills. Get help with electric, natural gas, propane, wood, pellets, fuel oil, coal and other fuels through emPower.
For 2021-2022, emPower™ provided 7,623 households with direct assistance payments. We also enrolled 4,994 households into Consumers Energy’s CARE Program, DTE Energy’s LSP Program, SEMCO Energy’s MAP program, UPPCO’s EASE Program and Great Lakes Energy’s Pathway Program.
emPower™ served households in all 83 Michigan counties in 2021-2022. More than $11.5 million in direct-assistance payments were made through emPower to 206 utility and energy providers in Michigan.
“You made my day.Grand Rapids, Michigan
I've been so stressed about this!”
“I don't know what I would doWestland, Michigan
without you guys.”
“Because my husband is in lineAlanson, Michigan
for a kidney transplant and I take care
of him, all our bills got behind.
I didn’t know agencies existed like you.”
“You have no idea how much this helps!Fowlerville, Michigan
This is life changing!”
“Oh my gosh!Chippewa, Michigan
You don't know how badly I needed this.”
“I'm going to cry. You did a miracle!”Hillsdale, Michigan
“It's truly a blessing for my family.”Belding, Michigan
“I can’t even begin to tell you all how grateful and appreciative that I am that you all are able to help me during our time in need. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”Benzonia, Michigan
“I so appreciate what you have done. Your assistance has allowed me to move into my residence and is a great Mother's Day gift.”Fremont, Michigan
“This has been a blessing for me and my family. You guys are amazing.”Newaygo, Michigan
“Your agency is a blessing. ...Lansing, Michigan
So thankful for the resources you offer.”
“Thank you for helping our family this yearMadison Heights, Michigan
with our electric bill balance.
We worked hard at lowering usage
and will be on a budget plan.”