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Utility Assistance

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SMCAA Emergency Assistance

SMCAA offers many emergency services designed to help residents across Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties, including emergency utility assistance such as gas, electric, water, and deliverable fuels. 

Eligibility differs based on programming. Apply today to see if you qualify for assistance.

Water and Wastewater Assistance

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides direct payment assistance for water and wastewater utilities designed to help households retain water service to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as well as to reimburse water utility providers for providing bill forgiveness for arrearages and fees incurred by residential water customers.

Eligible clients must live within a participating LIHWAP municipality to enroll in the program. 

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