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Grants for Nonprofits : Energy / Heating Assistance


A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to energy initiatives or emergency heating assistance.

Web Sites

DTE Energy
Cents for Energy Program
If you type Cents for Energy Program in the search box, you can retrieve an archived page. Call DTE to see if the program is still in operation.
Cents for Energy is an energy assistance program created by DTE Energy and THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund). It provides energy assistance to individuals and families having severe difficulty paying their energy bills. When you participate in this donation program, you can round up your energy bill payment to the nearest dollar or add up to an additional $10 donation. All funds collected will be used to assist customers whose income is above federal poverty guidelines, but who still struggle to meet financial obligations. One hundred percent of the funds will be used to help qualified individuals and families retain utility services.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

DTE Energy Foundation
Community : What We Support
Note: Go to bottom of page, click on site map, and look for the community support section for links.
The DTE Energy Foundation strives to play a leading role in the communities we serve. We demonstrate our leadership by:
(1) Early support for promising projects that otherwise might not get off the ground.
(2) Developing innovative programs that meet a current or projected community need.
(3) Executives who devote their expertise to enhance the success of nonprofit organizations and employees who volunteer thousands of hours to community initiatives. (Last checked 04/17/17)

Energy Efficiency Financing for Michigan Communities
This document contains opportunities and resources for energy efficiency financing that may be available to Michigan Municipalities, districts, public buildings, and other public entities. These resources and opportunities are not an exhaustive list, but rather certain financing opportunities that have been brought to the attention of the Michigan Energy Office. We encourage those looking for energy efficiency financing opportunities to review the financing resources listed below for additional opportunities.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

Energy Foundation
The Energy Foundation's mission is to assist in the nation's transition to a sustainable energy future by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Foundation's geographic focus is the United States, with special emphasis on regional initiatives. The Foundation awards grants in the following areas: power, buildings, transportation, climate programs and the China Sustainable Energy Program.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

Energy Grants Available through the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Energy
(Last checked 04/17/17)

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)
THAW Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides emergency energy assistance to low-income families, individuals and senior citizens throughout Michigan who are in danger of losing essential heat or electricity. THAW Fund's first assistance was distributed in the winter of 1986. Funds are ordinarily disbursed between November and June each year, depending on available funding. Applications are taken at more than 100 community agencies serving as THAW screening sites in 65 counties across upper and lower Michigan. THAW's administrative office is located at 1212 Griswold in Detroit.
Applicants may be referred by utility companies, friends, or other agencies. By calling 1-800-866-THAW, customers are referred to a THAW community agency site in their area. An agency caseworker interviews the applicant, verifies eligibility and determines the amount to be paid, then sends the information via THAW's web-based SafetyNet to prevent shut-off or restore service. THAW then approves the electronic voucher and makes the payments directly to the utility or fuel provider.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

Michigan Energy Assistance Directory
The 2009 Michigan Energy Assistance Directory, developed by the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm, provides information on private and public programs that offer energy assistance, and a county by county listing of utilities, programs and resources available.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

Michigan Helping Hand
This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. Simply click on one of the five tabs below for links to information about jobs and training, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing. Then click on the particular link that describes the help you're seeking.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

Michigan Public Service Commission
Winter Energy Bill Payment Assistance Help
Winter Energy Bill Payment Assistance Help with winter heating bills is available to senior citizens, unemployed, and low-income utility customers. Find out how to enroll in the Winter Protection Plan, Home Heating Credit, Earned Income Credit, and other available assistance and energy conservation programs. Consumer Alert, Feb. 2002.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

MiEnergy : Energy Grants / Michigan Energy Efficiency Program
The Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act of 2000 authorized the creation of a Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund, administered by the Michigan Public Service Commission via grants to qualifying organizations. The purpose of the fund is to provide shut-off and other protection for low-income customers and to promote energy efficiency by all customer classes.
(Last checked 04/17/17)

U.S. Department of Energy
Funding and Financing Opportunities
find capital for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
(Last checked 04/17/17)


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