To receive help from emPower and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) with heat and energy bills, you must have:

  • Electric and/or natural gas bill(s) past due or a shutoff notice.
  • Propane or fuel oil level less than 25 percent when delivered.
  • Less than 14 days of wood and/or pellets.

You get qualified based on income and assets. You must also complete and be approved for MDHHSState Emergency Relief assistance through MI Bridges before more fully engaging with emPower.