LIHEAP Application Instructions

In order to apply for Rhode Island LIHEAP assistance, you will need to visit your local office of Community Action Program (CAP) agency. You can find a list of CAP offices in Rhode Island using this link.

When you visit your local CAP office, you will have to make sure that you take a recent copy of your utility bill with you. You will also need to take your payroll stub with you so that you can prove your income eligibility. You will also need to establish proof of your residence while visiting your local CAP to apply for LIHEAP assistance. The best way to know what to take with you is to call LIHEAP helpline at (401) 574-9100, and ask for all the documents that you may have to exhibit at the interview.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive Rhode Island LIHEAP assistance, you will have to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien

  • You must be a resident of Rhode Island

  • You must have high energy expenses that are beyond your income

  • You must meet income guidelines for the program

Income guidelines

Here is a chart showing annual household income limits for Rhode Island LIHEAP.

Household size Annual income limit

  1. $27,482

  2. $35,938

  3. $44,394

  4. $52,850

  5. $61,306

  6. $69,762

  7. $71,348

  8. $72,933

  9. $74,519

  10. $76,104

  11. $77,690

  12. $79,275

You can view the complete income chart with details for 3-month and 1-month income details here.