Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a seasonal program, running this heating season from October 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.  LIHEAP helps households stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer through programs that reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe heating and cooling practices.

Per season, a one-time supplemental grant is sent directly to vendors who then credit the client’s account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate.

Associated Program at EBCAP: Weatherization Assistance Program
Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for LIHEAP eligible households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. Please indicate on your LIHEAP application if interested in these services or contact our offices for further information/questions.

People We Serve

LIHEAP helps income-eligible clients meet the ever-increasing cost of heating/air conditioning and reduce energy burden. LIHEAP serves income-eligible households in these East Bay cities and towns: Barrington, East Providence, Bristol, Warren, Newport, Middletown, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Jamestown.

Key Features

LIHEAP helps clients:

  • Manage costs associated with home heating bills
  • Receive reduced rates on electric bills
  • Apply for Appliance Management & Weatherization Services
  • Access Crisis Assistance Services
  • New Energy Savings Program – Smart Optimal Solutions

Learn more about Smart Optimal Solutions

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

How to Enroll

Before completing the application or calling for an appointment please review this instruction letter:

LIHEAP Instructions

To apply for LIHEAP you may either complete our online application or call our office at 401-437-1000, ext. 6606 to apply over the phone.  For returning clients, a renewal application was mailed to your address with instructions.

Below are supplemental forms that you may also need to submit during the application process.

LIHEAP Guidelines and Forms

LIHEAP Income Guidelines

LIHEAP Application

Application Instructions

Rental Income Form

Support Letter

Adult Household Member with No Income

Declaration of Self-Employment

Landlord Information

Declaration of Other Income

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