Low Income Services

Low Income Services

Low Income Services helps qualified homeowners improve the energy performance of their homes, manage their electric energy use, and reduce electric bills by providing no-cost energy efficiency measures. Measures for eligible households may include:

  • Light Emitting Diode bulbs (LEDs)
  • Electric hot-water saving measures
  • Refrigerator replacements

Low Income Services are offered in cooperation with the United States Department of Energy's (U.S. DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) through local Community Action Agencies. Families that have received weatherization services through WAP have seen their annual energy bills reduced by an average of about $437 (dependent on fuel prices)*. Eligible households must meet the current family income guidelines (see chart below).

Bottom Line: Get a handle on wasted energy by taking advantage of these simple measures.

To receive Income Qualified Services from the Energy Optimization Program, you must apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program by contacting the Community Action Agency in your area. You can also call 877.296.4319 or email info@michigan-energy.org if you have questions or would like more information.

Persons in the family/household 2016 Poverty Guideline 200% of 2016 Federal Guidelines
Family Size
Gross Annual Income

Add $4,160 for each additional person for households with more than 8 persons

Income Qualified customers are defined as customers with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

* Source: U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program