Author: Lyndsy Gamet

MDHHS and MiCAFE Navigation partners

As many of you know, MDHHS is rearranging their partnerships with organizations. The new platform allows for more access to client information, as well as some additional duties on the part of the organization who uses it. MDHHS requires every organization to sign up for their new navigation partnership. We are working with your organization to gather […]

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MDHHS MI Bridges update December 6, 2017

This update will be a short one. As mentioned in the past, MDHHS is working to schedule trainings for the new MI Bridges system which every application assistant will be required to attend. They have recently announced that there will be no trainings in December. As soon as we have more information on training dates, […]

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New MI Bridges Updates

As we continue to work with MDHHS and learn about the exciting new changes to MI Bridges, we will keep you informed. Here are some quick updates: Registration for the updated MI Bridges will require new Navigation partner agreements. We anticipate these will become available in mid-November. If your organization does not plan to register […]

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LIHEAP letter Q and A

Hello everyone, We are doing a follow up regarding the LIHEAP payments for SNAP recipients who have utility cost rolled into their rent cost.  As of today’s date, letters have gone out to many SNAP households. We have had several questions regarding this benefit and we would like to take this opportunity to address some […]

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Online SNAP Farmers Market Tours

MIFMA (Michigan Farmers Market Association) is hosting SNAP farmers market tours online on: Tuesday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. City Market – Bay City, MI Wednesday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Grand Haven Farmers Market – Grand Haven, MI These tours are an opportunity to see how SNAP benefits […]

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MI Bridges Updates

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has been working hard to revamp MI Bridges. They have engaged several community stakeholders, including Elder Law of Michigan to collect input on the changes that are being made to that system. We are excited to be a part of these changes, and want to make sure that you […]

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MDHHS Policy Update (Big News!)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has announced some changes that could benefit those who have heating expenses built into their rental expense and receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The State will release $20.01 in LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Payments) to those not already eligible for the Home Heating Credit […]

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NCOA’s Straight Talk for Seniors

President Trump has proposed a new budget. This will widely affect senior programs throughout the country, including those in Michigan. NCOA (National Council on Aging) has summarized the budget and its potential impact on seniors on their blog “Straight Talk for Seniors.” Read more on their website:

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A MiCAFE Message from Consumers Energy

MiCAFE Network Partners!   Consumers Energy is widely promoting the array of assistance options available though the State of Michigan and non-profit agencies. To this end, we welcome the MiCAFE network’s help promoting utility assistance opportunities at the local level. It is through dedicated, caring partners that we are best able to extend time-sensitive energy […]

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