What is LIHEAP and WAP and MEAP? 


Like all sectors, the energy assistance sector is full of acronyms and programs.  Learn about the Basics of Energy Assistance so that you can be informed and help educate members of our community why these programs are so important.

Our Mission

Patrick Leahy

Chair of the Coalition of Keep Michigan Warm 


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The Basics of Energy Assistance

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Organizations are major partners in helping the hundreds of thousands of Michigan families who need assistance find where they can get it..

Join in this important educational effort to find out how you can help others or yourself.  Pass the word and be in the know.



Locally and nationally, the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm is a vocal advocate for the low income energy households. Our members represent every corner of our state.  Children, fixed income households, and vulnerable families need our efforts to ensure their voice is heard. 

  • Supporting efforts of members
  • Annual report
  • Political action in Washington, D.C.
  • Testimony in Michigan

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Winter awareness

Our Leadership

Leaves are starting to fall and the cold winter months will be upon us sooner than we realize.  Find out more about Heating Assistance Information so that you can be best educated to help yourself, neighbors, friends, and family in need.

Monica Martinez

Spokesperson for the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm

  • Education on energy affordability
  • Collaborative efforts for solutions
  • Why energy assistance is needed
  • Public-Private-State Partnerships

Energy assistance isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round efforts gets so much attention. Join our efforts and become an informed citizen to help ensure that no family, child, or vulnerable household is without essential energy services.

Mike O'Brien

Vice- Chair of the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm