Energy Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEP)

This program can assist with heating bills. This program is generally  available only from November 1st to April 30st. LIHEAP Makes direct payments to the service provider on the client's behalf to help with energy bills or restore gas or electric service.

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An LIHEP Representative will be at Tap-in: 

  • Thursday, January 27

  • Wednesday, February 2 - 9 - 23

  • Wednesday, March 9 - 23

  • Application Check List:

  • Income Eligibility: 

Learn More & Apply at Your Local Community Action Program Agency:

100 Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside

401 437 5102

For Those Who Do Not Qualify For Energy Programs:
  • Call 2-1-1: Ask about Heating Assistance.

  • Keep the Heat On! Catholic Diocese of RI:

Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903

401 278 4500

  • St Vincent DePaul Society (SVDP):

99 Camp St, Providence, RI 02906

401 277 9053

For Those Facing A Gas or Electric Shutoff
  • Call the company and make a reasonable offer based on what you can afford to pay.

National Grid Gas: 

1 800 870 1664

National Grid Electric:

1 888 211 1313

If The Offer Is Refused by the Company
  • Call the Division of Public Utilities and Request an Informal Hearing or review.

89 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick RI 02888

401 780 9700

This will temporarily stop any shutoff. You must call before the shutoff to avoid disruption to service. The hearing date will be mailed to you. Hearings are held at the Division Office. If you cannot go to the hearing, you may request a hearing over the phone.

  • After the hearing has been scheduled, call the George Wiley Center .

401 728 5555

They can help you to represent yourself in the informal hearing or review

After the informal hearing, it may take up to two weeks to get a decision for the Division of Public Utilities. If you are not satisfied with the decision, you can request a second hearing. Call the Division again to request this second formal hearing before the deadline. Until the second decision is sent to you in writing and up to 10 days afterward, the utility company cannot legally shut off service.