Find Help

If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.


Rhode Island

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Rhode Island

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
(includes tribal awards)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income



LIHEAP FY 2012 Benefit
Heating: $300 minimum, $390 average; $450 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013 Heating)



LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 – April 15
Crisis: Year-round, as long as funds are available



Rhode Island Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance

Narragansett Electric
Provides a discount rate for low-income households amounting to about $9 per month.
Customer Service: 1-800-322-3223
Hearing/Speech-Impaired Customers: 1-800-793-5046
Non-English-Speaking Customers: 1-800-322-3223


Rhode Island Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources

Narragansett Electric
Appliance Management ProgramAn Energy manager from your local Community Action agency will provide an appliance analysis which indicates how much each appliance costs to operate and how much you might save. You may qualify for other items including: ENERGY STAR® refrigerators, ENERGY STAR® lighting, water saving measures and insulation and air sealing measures. Contact your local Community Action Agency that provides fuel assistance services or the Rhode Island State Energy Office at 401-222-3370.


State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.


State LIHEAP Contacts

Public Inquiries: 401-574-9100; TDD 1-800-451-5886

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Rhode Island Delegation

District 1 – David Cicilline (D)
District 2 – Jim Langevin (D)
Jack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)

Rhode Island State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan


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