Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides help with energy needs including heating and cooling assistance, energy crisis intervention, low-cost residential weatherization and other energy-related home repairs.

Who Qualifies?

  • Households that meet income guidelines
  • Only US Citizens or lawfully present immigrants are eligible

Income and Resource Limits

Resources are not counted.  Income must be within the limits listed below.

How to Apply

Contact the Community Action Program that serves the applicant’s city or town.

Other Energy Assistance Programs

  • Good Neighbor Energy Fund: This fund is 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. Applicants can call 401-490-0240 for more information.
  • Keep the Heat on: The Archdiocese of Providence sponsors the “Keep the Heat On” Challenge, which helps heat the homes of those who have exhausted all other public and private resources and with no place left to turn for assistance with their heating bills. Applicants can call 401-421-7833 x 207 for emergency assistance.
  • JOE-4-OIL: The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program works to provide struggling families with financial assistance. Applications are not available online. Applicants must call 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645) to apply for the program.

LIHEAP Income Guidelines

(FY2018 – November 2017- March 2018)

Household Size Annual Income Limit
1 $29,080
2 $38,027
3 $46,975
4 $55,922
5 $64,870
6 $73,818
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