As of Wednesday morning, Consumers Energy had about 1000 available slots in a program geared toward helping certain customers who qualify pay their energy bills if they are in arrears.

The CARE program, which stands for Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy, is administered by the United Way of Jackson County, and focuses on those who owe $3000 or less in energy bills to Consumers Energy and having trouble catching up.

The program, funded through grants, has a limited funding and requires certain qualifications and an application to be completed. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.

To hear more about the program, click the player below.

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