Supplemental Heating Program

The Department of Social Services will begin taking applications on December 1, 2022.

This program provides a credit of $250 per eligible household to help with high energy costs. Social Services is able to offer the Supplemental Heating Program assistance to income-eligible Pokagon Band households anywhere in the United States. The Supplemental Heating Program is not limited to the ten-county service area.

How to Apply:
You can download the Supplemental Heating application below, or call the department at: (269) 782-4300 or (800) 517-0777, fax (269) 782-4295, or visit in person at 58620 Sink Road, Dowagiac, Michigan.
Items you will need to fill out the application:

  1. Proof of all household income:

    • Proof of Income and/or

    • Award Letters (from SSI, RSDI, Elder’s Stipend, etc…) and/or

    • Child Support Received or Paid or

    • Completed zero income form (downloaded, or obtained from our office) if above do not apply

  2.  Bill from your main heating source

  3. Tribal ID card

Household Size Income Limit Guidelines:
1 member in a household = $38,000
2 members in a household = $45,000
3 members in a household = $52,000
4 members in a household = $59,000
5 members in a household = $66,000
6 and above members in a household = $73,000