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U.S. Passport Applications Program

       Changes effective February 1, 2008

Effective Feb 1, 2008, a customer may apply early for the passport card.  The passport card can only be used for land and sea travel between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.  It can not be used for air travel or any other international destination.  A Passport will be needed.


For more information and current new passport-card fees click here



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Detroit Fire Department offers FREE Smoke Detector Program

Each year, several Detroit residents, particularly children and senior citizens, die in house fires.  In many instances, those deaths could have been prevented if the home had been equipped with a properly installed and working smoke detector.

As part of its continuing home fire safety education program, the Detroit Fire Department will install a limited number of Free Smoke Detectors for seniors and or low-income families with children.

To obtain a smoke detector, call 313 596 2959

More information and safety tips





Grants Coordination and School Support 



The SFSP is a Child Nutrition Program that feeds children during school vacations.  It uses meal patterns similar to those used in other federal child nutrition programs.  The SFSP Income Eligibility Standards are the same as those used for reduced‑price eligibility in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.  The SFSP is operated at the local level by program sponsors and is administered in Michigan by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Grants Coordination and School Support.  



Web Site: www.michigan.gov/sfsp

Or Call:  517.373.3347





Seniors Benefit Checkup Update 01


     Since 2001, BenefitsCheckUp has enabled 2.3 million people to access $7.7 billion worth of public and private senior benefits, according to the Winter 2009 issue of Innovations, the magazine published by the National Council on Aging.

 Today, nearly one-third of Americans aged 65 and older are economically insecure, living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Other seniors saw their dreams of retirement disappear as the global economic recession shattered their nest eggs and wiped out their life savings. At the same time, unemployment for seniors 55 and older is at an all-time high. BenefitsCheckUp is a no cost, comprehensive Web-based service that helps to match older adults who have limited income and resources with more than 2,000 federal, state and local senior benefits programs where they can get help with the cost of health care, prescriptions drugs, food, housing, utility bills, in-home services and many other needs.

 BenefitsCheckUp also helps seniors locate programs that offer assistance with education, employment, tax relief, transportation, and volunteer services. In addition, local and state agencies nationwide provide screenings and support for seniors who use BenefitsCheckUp. To review the services and benefit programs available refer to http://benefitscheckup.org./.


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