Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a seasonal program that normally runs from October to April. LIHEAP can help 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 as well as a discount on their telephone bill.
Who We Serve
LIHEAP is designed to help income-eligible clients meet the ever-increasing cost of heating/air conditioning and reduce energy burden. LIHEAP serves income-eligible households that reside in the East Bay cities and towns: Barrington, East Providence, Bristol, Warren, Newport, Middletown, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Jamestown.
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
Location(s) of the Program
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.*
* in Newport hours are by appointment on Mondays & Thursdays and in Tiverton hours are by appointment on Wednesdays
How to Enroll
Please contact our office at 401-437-5102 to schedule an appointment. You may also contact us through our East Providence headquarters’ main phone number: 401-437-1000.
LIHEAP Guidelines and Forms