Public Inquiries: 401-574-9100; TDD 1-800-451-5886
Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding (initial CR release that includes tribal awards)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income
LIHEAP FY 2012 Benefit
Heating: $300 minimum, $390 average; $450 maximum
Crisis: $1,000 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served(Estimate for FY 2013 Heating)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 - April 15
Crisis: Year-round, as long as funds are available
Low-Income Rate Assistance
Provides a discount rate for low-income households amounting to about $9 per month.
Customer Service: 1-800-322-3223
Hearing/Speech-Impaired Customers: 1-800-793-5046
Non-English-Speaking Customers: 1-800-322-3223
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
Appliance Management Program
An Energy manager from your local Community Action agency will provide an appliance analysis which indicates how much each appliance costs to operate and how much you might save. You may qualify for other items including: ENERGY STAR® refrigerators, ENERGY STAR® lighting, water saving measures and insulation and air sealing measures. Contact your local Community Action Agency that provides fuel assistance services or the Rhode Island State Energy Office at 401-222-3370.
Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
A statewide cooperative effort between gas and electric companies and The Salvation Army. The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Rhode Islander who, because of temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month's energy expense and has not qualified for or received other energy assistance funds. The maximum Fund grant is $300, the total of which can be distributed to more than one utility. The Fund grant is given only one time per family per heating season and a recipient must exceed LIHEAP income guidelines.