Rhode Island Low Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Energy Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Rhode Island Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP is an assistance program designed to help low income households with home heating costs.

Administration

Rhode Island Low Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

To qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Rhode Island and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

 

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60 percent of the State Median Income:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $28,533
2 $37,312
3 $46,092
4 $54,871
5 $63,651
6 $72,430
7 $74,076
8 $75,722

*For households with more than eight people, add $1,646 per additional person.

 


A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

 

Application Details

If you would like information on how and where to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and/or other services that may be available to you, call your local community action agency. Find your local community action agency on the Member Agencies page. 

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