Connect Your Clients with Double Up Food Bucks!

Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of SNAP dollars spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. For every SNAP dollar spent on fresh produce, shoppers receive another dollar – up to $20 per day – to buy more fruits and vegetables, helping families bring home more healthy food while also supporting Michigan farmers. Double Up is now available at farmers...

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Help Spread the Word about Meet Up and Eat Up—Michigan’s Summer Food Service Program!

Once school is out, call 2-1-1, text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877, or visit www.michigan.gov/meetupeatup to locate sites near you! Operated by the Michigan Department of Education, Meet Up & Eat Up helps connect children in need with free, healthy meals during the summer months.  Click here for a full description of the program and here for promotional materials and ways to get...

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Next MBA/MI Bridges Training Webinar: June 16, 2017 @ 10 am

To see our full training schedule, visit our Events Page.  To learn more about the training content and how to register, visit our Training...

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Opportunity to Promote Utility Assistance Options in Your Area

Consumers Energy recognizes that your organization may assist its customers receiving a variety of safety net programs. To complement this work, the company would like to begin dialogue on best approaches (such as the online MBA partner search tool) to guide customers to the MBA network for utility bill assistance, as well as future partnership opportunities. If your organization is interested in...

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Get Your ALICE Facts

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) reports on the number of people who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to afford the basics of food, housing, healthcare, childcare and transportation.  Go to the County Pages in Exhibit I of the ALICE Report to see how many people in your community live below the ALICE...

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MI Bridges Is Available in Spanish!

Click Espanol in the upper right hand corner of the MI Bridges home page to check it...

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CHECK IT OUT: Child Development and Care Program has Free Materials for Distribution!

The Michigan Office of Great Start, Child Development and Care (CDC) program office has launched a marketing and outreach campaign to raise awareness of the availability of funds for child care assistance to families who meet eligibility requirements.  They have a variety of print materials available!! As a partner committed to helping families, they are asking for your assistance in...

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Michigan Agency for Energy: Home heating credits now being processed

Please click here to read the Feb. 1st News Release from the Michigan Agency for Energy. For more information about the Home Heating Credit to share with your clients, click here for a...

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VITA & MyFreeTaxes–make sure your clients are in the know!

VITA "Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, is a program supported by the IRS that provides people who make roughly $54,000 or less with free assistance in preparing their own tax returns” (from the Michigan Free Tax Help site).  Michigan 2-1-1 has referral information for all the tax clinic sites across the state. To learn more and connect with a VITA Program Site, call 2-1-1 or...

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Important Information for Recipients of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC)

A new federal law will delay tax refunds until February 15, 2017 for clients who receive the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit.  Click here to download a flyer and please share this important with your...

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