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.

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

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

LIHEAP Income Guidelines

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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