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Anishnaabek Community & Family Services (ACFS) is anticipating a reduced award for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for FY 2018. Based on the state of Michigan’s action, ACFS is expecting up to an 80 percent reduction in funding.

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors and Administration are working proactively to ensure this program is available and are making efforts to have the funding reinstated. However, it is evident that there will be changes to the program for the upcoming year. ACFS will provide updates as they become available at www.saulttribe.com and the ACFS Facebook page.

ACFS is encouraging tribal members to reach out to their state senators and state representatives to express their concerns and to inform them of the negative impact the state’s decision will have. Michigan House and Senate representatives for our seven-county service area are:
District 107 Representative Lee Chatfield, S1486 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-2629
District 110 Representative Scott Dianda, S1486 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-0850
District 108 Representative Beau LaFave, S1487 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 4890, 517-373-0156
District 109 Open
37th District Senator Wayne Schmidt, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-2413
38th District Senator Tom Casperson, 201 Townsend Street, Suite #4100, Lansing, MI 48909-7536, 517-373-7840

As a reminder, citizens of the state of Michigan are eligible for services from several other community resources listed below. If needed, ACFS staff is available to provide assistance in completing applications for other programs and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 1-800-726-0093.

Chippewa County Resources
Chippewa County-DHHS, 463 East 3 Mile Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, 906-632-3376
CLM Community Action Agency, 524 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, 906-632-3363
Alger County Resources
Alger County-DHHS, 101 Court Street, Munising, MI 49862, Phone: 906-387-4440
Community Action Alger-Marquette, 1125 Commerce Drive, Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228-6522
Marquette County Resources
Marquette County-DHHS, 234 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: 906-228-9691
Community Action Alger-Marquette, 1125 Commerce Drive, Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228-6522
Luce County Resources
Luce County-DHHS,  500 W McMillan, P.O. Box 27, Newberry, MI 49868, 906-293-5144
CLM Community Action Agency, 207 Newberry Ave., Newberry, MI 49868, 906-293-5621
Mackinac County Resources
Mackinac County-DHHS, 199 Ferry Lane, St. Ignace, MI 49781, Phone: 906-643-9550 
CLM Community Action Agency Services Center, 368 Reagon St., St. Ignace, MI 49781, 906-643-8595
Schoolcraft County Resources
Schoolcraft County-DHHS, 300 Walnut St., Courthouse Room 175A, Manistique, MI 49854, 906-341-2114
Community Action Delta-Schoolcraft, 507 1st Avenue N, Escanaba, MI 49829, 906-786-7080
Delta County Resources
 Delta County-DHHS, 2940 College Avenue, Escanaba, MI 49829, Phone: 906-786-5394
 Community Action Delta-Schoolcraft, 507 1st Avenue N, Escanaba, MI 49829, 906-786-7080
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