Utility Assistance Programs

KCCA provides utility financial assistance whenever funding is available for the following systems:

Water/Sewer Systems

Individual Circuit Breaker Assistance Program (ICBAP)

  • Grand Rapids Water System /Sewer system customers only
  • Must be at or below 200% (250 % with approved exception) of Federal Poverty Level
  • Bill must be in client's name

To apply for assistance please call 616-632-7950 for an appointment.

Low-Income Households Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

  • Must receive your water/sewer from a participating provider
  • Must be at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Level

To apply for assistance please call 616-632-7950

Natural Gas, Electricity, Propane, Fuel oil (deliverable fuel) Assistance

Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

  • Applicants must have been approved by DHHS for energy assistance
  • Assistance with DHHS copay, past due balance to prevent shut off at applicant's primary residence
  • Applicant will participate in self-sufficiency services
  • Applicants must meet qualifying factors set by KCCA

Walk for Warmth

  • Client must be a resident of Kent County
  • Must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Utility must be at risk of shut off or be disconnected
  • Utility account must be in the applicant's name
  • Applicant must reside at the address on the utility bill
  • Applicant has sought other resources for energy assistance (for example the Michigan Energy Assistance Program).