RISEO Emergency Fuel Program: This state program offers emergency assistance to households that are experiencing an energy-related crisis. An application may be submitted if a household has not received heating assistance and their fuel tank is empty or near empty or if they are in danger of losing utility service.
Contact Information: Call the Emergency Fuel Hotline, 401-574-9003.
Good Neighbor Energy Fund: This fund is a statewide cooperative effort between gas and electric companies and The Salvation Army. The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Rhode Islander who, because of temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month's energy expense and has not qualified for or received other energy assistance funds.
Contact Information: Call 401-831-1119.
Keep the Heat On: The Archdiocese of Providence sponsors the “Keep the Heat On” Challenge, which helps heat the homes of those who have exhausted all other public and private resources and with no place left to turn for assistance with their heating bills. Supported by donors throughout the state and matched each year up to $75,000 by the Catholic Charity Fund, “Keep the Heat On” has helped thousands of Rhode Islanders obtain heat or have their untility service restored.
Contact Information: 401/421-7833 x.107
National Grid Assistance: This program provides a discount rate for low-income households amounting to about $9 per month.
Contact Information: Contact Customer Service, 1-800-322-3223.
Weatherization Assistance Program: The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides a comprehensive and technical energy audit on low/moderate income dwellings. As a result of this audit cost effective, energy efficient conservation measures are installed while ensuring the health and safety of people served. The program is delivered statewide by seven Community Action Programs (CAP). Those who qualify should contact the CAP that services their town.
Contact Information: Contact your local CAP:
East Bay Community Action Program
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 437-5102
Web site: www.ebcap.org
Districts: Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Barrington, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Warren, Middletown
South County Community Action
1080 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: (401) 789-3016, 1-800-432-2605
Web site: www.sccainc.org
Districts: Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Westerly, Exeter, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, Charlestown, New Shoreham, Richmond
West Bay Community Action Partnership
205 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 732-4660
Web site: www.westbaycap.org
Districts: Warwick, Coventry, West Warwick, East Greenwich
Tri-Town Community Action
1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 351-2750
Web site : www.tri-town.org
Districts: Smithfield, Burrillville, Glocester, Chepachet, North Providence, Johnston
Blackstone Valley Community Action
32 Goff Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: (401) 723-4520
Web site: www.bvcap.org
Districts: Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls
Providence Community Action (ProCAP)
518 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: (401) 273-2000
Web site: www.procapri.org
Comprehensive Community Action (CCAP)
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: (401) 467-9610
Web site: www.comcap.org
Districts: Cranston, Scituate, Foster
National Grid Appliance Management Program: An energy manager from a local Community Action agency can analyze the home appliances of low-income customers, indicating how much each appliance costs to operate and how much savings could be achieved.
Contact Information: Contact your local Community Action Agency that provides fuel assistance services, or the Rhode Island State Energy Office at 401-222-3370.
Heating System Replacement Program: This program assists owner-occupied low- and moderate-income households with major repairs and/or the replacement of their boiler/furnace. This program is designed to increase the boiler/furnaces efficiency and to ensure the health and safety of the household occupants. Clients must be income eligible and pre-approved by their local Community Action Program (CAP Agency) in order to be applicable for this program.
Contact Information: If your household meets the above guidelines, you may apply to this program through your local Community Action Program, or contact the State Energy Office at (401) 574-9100.
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