Fuel Assistance/Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
2020 Income Guidelines
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In most cases, applications are taken from September through May each year. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services administers the program, and applications are accepted through local Community Action Program (CAP) agencies. New, first-time applicants should apply in person at their local CAP agency, where experts will walk you through the application process.
Applicants who received Heating Assistance benefits the prior year will be mailed the application renewal forms by the CAP agency.
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund helps pay your heating bill if you are in temporary financial crisis, but may not necessarily be income-eligible for Fuel Assistance. This statewide fund, managed by the United Way of Rhode Island, can help you pay your heating bills. For more information, visit the Good Neighbor Energy Fund’s website or call the United Way in Rhode Island by dialing 2-1-1.
National Grid is a proud financial sponsor of the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. The Fund also relies on the generosity of Rhode Islanders to help other local families get through tough times. If you would like to make a donation, please visit the United Way’s page and click on the blue “Donate” button.