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Free Government Appliances In Rhode Island

Posted November 19th, 2013 in Rhode Island Appliances and tagged by admin

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources oversees low-income heating assistance and energy efficiency programs to help Rhode Island families cope with the high cost of home energy bills.  These programs are available to low-income elderly, disabled and working families through local Community Action Programs (CAPs). 

If you meet income guidelines View the Low income guidelines » and programs guidelines, the CAPs Community Action Program Agencies »provide the following services

  • Make a direct payment on your behalf to your electric, gas or oil company to help pay your oil bill or to restore gas or electric service.
  • Arrange home energy audits and efficiency improvements
  • Repair and/or replace inefficient heating systems
  • Analyze your energy use, replace inefficient light bulbs, refridgerators or freezers, and install devices to save on hot water.

If you are eligible for LIHEAP you may also qualify for Discount Rates from electric and telephone utilities.

If you are receiving food stamps you may also be eligible for additional food stamp benefits through the H-EAT program.

If your household qualifies for LIHEAP or if you currently pay A60 electric utility rates then you also qualify for a home visit with a CAP Community Action Program Agencies auditor who will review your electric bills and energy use. The auditor will then give you ideas to help you save energy and money as well as replace inefficient refrigerators and freezers, replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, and install devices to reduce hot water use.


General Contact

Mr. Lewis Babbitt
Chief Program Development
Department of Human Services
Individual and Family Support
74 West Raod, Hazard Building
Cranston, Rhode Island 02860
TEL: (401) 415-8582
FAX: (401) 415-8563
PUBLIC INQUIRIES:  (401) 574-9100