Guide to Assistance

Full Listing of Programs

The table below displays a full listing of all government assistance programs and community-based resources available in Rhode Island. Click on the column headers to sort the programs by that category, and click on program name for more details about that specific program.

To view eligibility by population (Adult, Families, etc.) click on the column header twice.

 TypeSorted By Type In Ascending OrderNameAdultsFamiliesAdults with Disabilities65 & overPregnant
Child CareChild Care Subsidy Program x   
Child CareHead Start & Early Head Start x   
Food AssistanceSupplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) xxxxx
Food AssistanceSummer Food Service Program x   
Food AssistanceSupplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) x  x
Food AssistanceOther Food Assistancexxxxx
Food AssistanceFree/Reduced Meals x   
Health CareDental Carexxxxx
Health CareEmergency Medical Assistancexxxxx
Health CareFree Clinicsxxxxx
Health CareGeneral Public Assistance Medical (GPA)   x  
Health CareHospital Free Carexxxxx
Health CareKatie Beckett Program x   
Health CareMedical Assistance for Women with Breast or Cervical Cancerx x x
Health CareMedicare Premium Payment Programs  xx 
Health CareCommunity Health Centersxxxxx
Health CareMedicaid - Adults 65+ and people with disabilitiesx x  
Health CareRIte Care/RIte Share x  x
Health CareRI Pharmaceutical Assistance for Elderly Program  xx 
Health CareHospital-based Primary Carexxxxx
Health CareCommunity Mental Health Centersxxxxx
Health CareOther Health Coveragexxxxx
Health CarePrescription Assistancexxxxx
Health CareMedicaid - Adults 19-64x x x
Health CareHealthSource RIxxx x
HousingProperty Tax Relief Circuit Breaker Programxxxxx
HousingRental Assistancexxxxx
HousingEmergency Sheltersxxxxx
IncomeChild Care Tax Credit x   
IncomeChild Support x
IncomeChild Tax Credit x
IncomeEarned Income Tax Credit (EITC)xxx x
IncomeGeneral Public Assistance (GPA)  x  
IncomeRI Works x  x
IncomeSupplemental Security Income (SSI) xxx 
IncomeUnemployment Insurancexxxxx
UtilitiesLIHEAPxxxxx
UtilitiesTelephone Assistance Lifeline Programxxxxx