Community Action

Applications & Wait Lists

CLOSED: Lists are CLOSED for electric, gas, deliverable fuels, rental/ mortgage arrears, and water assistance for those who are NOT Grand Rapids Water/Sewer System customers.

OPEN: We are only accepting applications for water assistance for Grand Rapids Water/Sewer system customers.

For our lists that are open, call 616-632-7950 and follow the prompts to leave a voicemail on our assistance line. Please speak clearly and include your full address in the message.

Please do not leave more than one message. This will only slow down the process.

Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers for upcoming food distribution events.

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Developing Communities. Expanding Opportunity. Improving Lives.

We strive to assist Kent County individuals, families, and communities to achieve lasting economic security and move out of poverty

The Community Action Division focuses on meeting emergency needs such as, but not limited to, food, utility assistance, housing, transportation and socialization for residents of Kent County. Additionally, we assist with areas of self-sufficiency, medical insurance enrollment, tax preparation and information and referral services.