The mission of amcab is to support families and individuals in improving their quality of life. You will find a variety of services listed down the right hand side of this page. What is amcab? What do we do?


amcab is a local Community Action Agency serving residents of Alger and Marquette Counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Incorporated as an IRS Private, Non-Profit Corporation 501(c)3 in 1965, amcab is one of 30 Community Action Agencies (CAA’s) that serve the 80 counties in Michigan.

CAA’s were formed as “umbrella” organizations to house a variety of human service programs under one administrative roof. This umbrella concept was formulated to keep administrative costs down thereby freeing up more funds to directly help those in need.

The CAA network in Michigan provides the largest network of human services outside of State government.

Our organization provides a wide array of human services that are funded by federal, state and local governments. Our services are also supported by private and corporate contributions to help expand our services and meet new community needs.

Eligibility for our programs varies from age to income. Please don’t assume you are either eligible, or not eligible, for any specific program. By simply giving us a call, we can begin the first steps to determine what programs we have that may help you.

amcab takes action to help people become self-sufficient and to help our communities grow stronger. We do this in partnership with those we serve. By extending a helping hand, together, we continue to improve the quality of life by…

November 01, 2013 Heating Assistance

This past spring, the Michigan Legislature and the Governor, passed new legislation that changed how Michigan distributes Energy Assistance funds through the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).

The new process called for proposals from parties interested to access these funds to be submitted for review by the MPSC in October and awarded by the end of October. It will take a few weeks for contracts written by MPSC with those entities awarded funds to be signed before the actual heating assistance funds will be available to local providers like AMCAB.

We are anticipate availability of funding some time around early December. There will be new rules with this funding and recipients should expect more documentation and effort on their part in order to receive assistance. The new policies are being worked out as I post this news update.

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