Senior Support

Heat Assistance
Under certain circumstances we can help seniors with their heating bill. Limited financial assistance is available on a 1-time basis, to senior citizens who are unable to pay a utility bill which will affect their home heating. Funding for this program is limited, and submission of an application will not guarantee approval.

Eligibility Requirements
To enroll for Heating Assistance Services you must:
  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Grand Traverse County
  • Have a past due, shut off, or no fill notice must have been received
  • Have income of 200% of poverty level or lower
  • Have no available assets
Enrollment Steps
  1. Contact our office at 231-922-4688, or toll free at 877-686-4688 to see if you qualify or for more information.
  2. Please print and complete the Senior Heating Assistance Application Form (PDF).
  3. Forward it, along with the required attachments to:
    Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging
    520 W Front Street
    Suite B
    Traverse City, MI 49684
Required Attachments
In addition to your completed Senior Heating Assistance Application Form, you will also need to provide us with copies of:
  • Proof of residency (official ID, driver's license or a copy of a utility bill addressed to you)
  • Proof of income (income tax return) for all members of your household
    • If you do not file income taxes please contact us at 231-922-4688