Rhode Island HEAP

What is Rhode Island HEAP/LIHEAP? – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP program was started in 1981 and is funded by federal government. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP offers a heating equipment repair and/or replacement benefit for homeowners with inoperable heating equipment.

HEAP may help you pay for Electricity, Propane, Natural Gas, Wood, Oil, Kerosene, Coal, or any other heating fuel.

Do You Qualify for HEAP Rhode Island?

To qualify for Rhode Island HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):

  • Must be a resident of the state of Rhode Island
  • Must need financial assistance for home energy costs
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) benefits or
  • You receive Temporary Assistance or
  • You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)
  • OR your income must be below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Applications for regular HEAP benefits will be accepted beginning around November of each year.

How to apply for Rhode Island LIHEAP

If you would like information on how and where to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and/or other services that may be available to you, call your local community action agency:

Program Contact Information

For more information on this program, please visit the following website: http://www.energy.ri.gov/lowincome/liheap.php

East Bay Heating Assistance
East Bay Community Action Program

  • 100 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915
  • Phone: (401) 437-0006
  • (LIHEAP) (401) 437-5102
  • (WAP) (401) 437-0006
  • Fax: (401) 437-3353
  • Web site: www.ebcap.org
  • Districts: Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Barrington, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Warren, Middletown

South County Heating Assistance
South County Community Action

  • 1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879
  • Phone: (401) 789-3016, 1-800-432-2605
  • Fax: (401) 284-1959
  • Web site: www.sccainc.org
  • Districts: Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Westerly, Exeter, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, Charlestown, New Shoreham, Richmond

Westbay Heating Assistance
Westbay Community Action

  • 205 Buttonwoods Avenue (Administrative Office: 218 Buttonwoods Ave.), Warwick, RI 02886
  • Phone: (401) 732-4660
  • Fax: (401) 739-2761
  • Web site: www.westbaycap.org
  • Districts: Warwick, Coventry, West Warwick, East Greenwich

Northeast Heating Assistance
Tri-Town Community Action

  • 1126 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
  • Phone: (401) 351-2750
  • Fax: (401) 351-6612 LIHEAP
  • Web site : www.tri-town.org
  • Districts: Smithfield, Burrillville, Glocester, Chepachet, North Providence, Johnston

Blackstone Valley Community Action
Blackstone Valley Heating Assistance

  • 32 Goff Street Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Phone: (401) 723-4520
  • (LIHEAP) (401) 723-0227
  • (WAP) (401) 723-4520
  • Fax: (401) 723-4282
  • Web site: www.bvcap.org
  • Districts: Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls

Providence Heating Assistance
Community Action Partnership of Providence

  • 518 Hartford Avenue, Providence, RI 02909
  • (LIHEAP) (401) 273-2000
  • (WAP) (401) 273-2000
  • Fax: (401) 273-2007
  • Web site: www.cappri.org
  • Districts: Providence

Comprehensive Community Action Programs (CCAP)

  • 311 Doric Avenue Cranston, RI 02910
  • Phone: (401) 467-9610
  • (LIHEAP) (401) 467-7013
  • (WAP) (401) 467-9610
  • Fax: (401) 467-9030
  • Web site: www.comcap.org
  • Districts: Cranston, Scituate, Foster

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