CAPP's RIHEAP only serves Providence residents in low-income households. All residents must complete an application. RIHEAP offers assistance to eligible residents to help with the rising cost of home heating. RIHEAP usually opens in October each year and runs through April. Residents who do not have utility service or oil should contact CAPP to see what programs are available to assist them.
Residents not living in Providence must contact the Community Action Partnership Agency that services their city or town. Click here for a list of Rhode Island's CAP Agencies.
RIHEAP Primary Grants are based on income, family size, fuel type and minimum delivery requirements.
For family size greater than 5 individuals please click here to view income guidelines.
Please bring ALL required documents, failure to provide the current documention will delay the processing of your application. For a printable checklist of the required documents please click here.
LEGAL NOTICE: ILLEGAL RESIDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RIHEAP BENEFITS. ALL STATEMENTS MADE ON YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE. RIHEAP IS A FEDERAL PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF BENEFITS. THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED AND THE AMOUNT OF EACH HOUSEHOLD GRANT DEPENDS ON FUNDS RECEIVED ANNUALLY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Primary Applicant (Primary Applicant is the person whose name is on the Heating Bill or Fuel Ticket):
Household Members (Household members are all adults and children that reside in the household):
For printable copies of required forms, please click the links below.