Heating and Energy Program

100 Bullocks Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02915


Contact: Heating and Energy Office
               at (401) 437-5102

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP):

The heating and energy office administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the East Bay area with federal funding earmarked for the state of Rhode Island. LIHEAP is designed to help low-income clients meet the ever-increasing cost of home energy. Payments are made directly to vendors who then credit the client's account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate as well as a discount on the client's telephone bill.

Download application forms:

Landlord Information Form            Negligible/No Income Reported Form
Rental Income Form  Declaration of Self-Employment Form
Adult Household member
w/No Income Form
Support Letter



Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP):

Our goal is to reduce the cost for low-income households, elderly, families and people with disabilities by improving the energy of their homes while assuring their health and safety.

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 to assist low-income families. WAP is operated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in Native American tribes.

Funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of low-income homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.
The energy conservation resulting from the efforts of state and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependency on foreign oil and decreases the cost of energy for families in need while improving the health and safety of their homes.

Some of the benefits to the home would be:
• Insulate walls, attic and basement
• Wrap pipes, weather stripping around doors, caulk and seal windows
• Check for proper ventilation
• Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
• Check for gas leaks
• Evaluate the heating system
• Refer you for the AMP (Appliance Management Program) 
   

Appliance Management Program (AMP):

The Appliance Management Program (AMP), funded by National Grid and also administered by the Heating and Energy office, provides a comprehensive electrical audit on the home. This program provides education on electric conservation to the client along with compact fluorescent light bulbs, timers, refrigerator brushes, faucet aerators and sometimes a new refrigerator and/or freezer is called for depending upon the usage.

This program serves: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown. 

Should you have any further questions regarding this program contact our office:

100 Bullocks Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02915
401-437-0006 x 138 or 131 
   

INCOME GUIDELINES FOR LIHEAP, WAP & AMP PROGRAMS

Household Size

 

12 Month Income

 

3 Month Income

 

1 Month Income

1

 

27,392

 

6,848

 

2,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

35,820

 

8,955

 

2,985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

44,248

 

11,062

 

3,687

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

52,676

 

13,169

 

4,390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

61,104

 

15,276

 

5,092

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

69,532

 

17,383

 

5,794

 updated October 2013

 

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