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
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
Appliance Management Program: An 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.