- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - More than a dozen Michigan-based organizations and companies will share $89 million for energy assistance programs for low-income households or schools.

The grants were approved by the Michigan Agency for Energy in conjunction with the state Department of Health and Human Services.

The projects include helping low-income utility customers pay their bills on time and assisting them with budgeting to provide for energy expenses.

Grants include $17 million for DTE Energy, $15 million for TrueNorth Community Services, $13.7 million for the Salvation Army, $13.2 million for Consumers Energy and $8.8 million for the Heat and Warmth Fund.

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