Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance program provides energy assistance to individuals and families in Mecosta, Osceola, Lake and Newaygo counties. The program is made possible through partnerships with People Care, Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) and other area programs.  

Individuals and families seeking emergency assistance are seen by appointment at the Big Rapids Corps Community Center at 325 Linden Ave. Big Rapids and receive individualized support from a case worker. To make an appointment call 231.796.5597.

  • Appointment is Necessary
  • Valid State ID or Drivers License
  • Past Due or Shut-Off Notice (Metered Utility)
  • Proof of ALL Household Income

If you are applying for Propane Assistance, your tank must be at or below 25%.



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