Get help in Rhode Island with paying utility and heating bills.
You can find help with bills and assistance in all cities, including Warwick and Providence.
The Rhode Island RISEO Emergency Fuel Assistance Program
This Rhode Island program is a separate from the federal LIHEAP assistance and it offers emergency assistance to households for their heating and utility bills, and any residents that are experiencing an energy-related crisis. You can apply if you have not received any heating bill assistance and if your fuel tank is empty or near empty, or if you are in danger of losing utility service.
Keep the Heat On
This program can help families and individuals across the state keep their heating service on during the winter. It can help households avoid a disconnection and provide emergency financial assistance. More.
Additional Lower-Income Rate Assistance
Provides a discount utility bill rate for lower income households. The help provided amounts to about $9 per month.
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
Narragansett Electric - Appliance Management Program
An Energy manager from a local Community Action assistance agency will give you an appliance analysis which will indicate how much each appliance costs to operate and how much you might save on your utility bills. You may also qualify for other help including: ENERGY STAR lighting, ENERGY STAR refrigerators, water saving and air sealing measures, and also additional insulation which can help with heating bills.
Good Neighbor Energy Help Fund
This is a Rhode Island statewide cooperative effort between electric and gas companies as well as The Salvation Army. The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is currently available to any Rhode Island resident who, because of a hardship or temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month's energy bills and if they have not qualified or received other energy assistance funds to help with utility bills. The maximum Fund grant provided is $300.