COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY – Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Main office

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY – Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Main office

Escanaba

MI, Michigan, 49829
906-789-0997 ext 101

www.mdscaa.org

Services Provided

MENOMINEE-DELTA-SCHOOLCRAFT COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY AND HUMAN RESOURCE AUTHORITY (MDS-CAA) provides an array of services including:

Client Service Centers are available in each county to assist people who are struggling financially due to unexpected circumstances. Some services that are available: Household contents such as a stove or refrigerator, Heat & some utility assistance when there is a shut-off notice or low fuel tank. Click Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and  Homeless Prevention/Rapid Rehousing funds for all three counties

UTILITY SERVICE PAYMENT ASSISTANCE - PROGRAM: HEAT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE Provides emergency heat and utility assistance to low income households facing unexpected. difficulties and have received shut-off notices or tank below 25%.

Eligibility: Low-income residents facing a difficult time due to unexpected circumstances during a critical. Verification of household income and verification of need (past due or shut-off notice)

SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Provides supplemental food on a quarterly basis to eligible participants.

Eligibility: Age 18 and over and below 200% of federal poverty level. Self-declaration at time of distribution
Participants sign their name and provide an address upon receipt of the food
Proof of income and residency.

HOME REHABILITATION GRANTS - PROGRAM: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) HOUSING Provides eligible homeowners with a grant up to $40,000 towards needed repairs to help low-income home owners bring their sub-standard housing into compliance with Universal Property Code Standard. Repairs may include roofing, wells, septic systems, heating systems, electrical wiring and plumbing. Program is organized to insure that those in need, based on family status and health or safety problems are the first to be served.

Eligibility: The applicant must be the legal owner and occupant with a household income at or below 80% of the area median income $30,700 for a family of 1 and add $1,750.00 per person. *Assistance will be provided in the form an interest free “deferred loan” *The loan will be recorded as a mortgage with the Delta County Register of Deeds. Call to request an application

Home Weatherization program is a FREE service funded by the Federal Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The program provides free energy conservation services for eligible low-income households. DHHS contracts with Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency (MDS-CAA) to operate the program. The Agency determines applicant eligibility, performs the necessary inspections and contracts with qualified, licensed and insured private contractors to complete the work. These services reduce energy use and lower utility bills, thus creating more self sufficient households.

Senior Citizen programs and supports, In home services, meal delivery and adult day services. Foster Grandparents -  low-income persons 55 years and older who provide person-to-person services to children with exceptional and special needs in schools, juvenile detention centers and Head Start. Following 40 hours of orientation and training, Foster Grandparents are assigned and work and average of 15-20 hours per week. RSVP-retired senior volunteer program, and senior companion program.

Early Childhood services- Head Start/Early Head Start

 

Eligibility:

Varies by program