Utility Bill Assistance



Get assistance in Rhode Island with utility, electric and help with heating bills.

RISEO Emergency Fuel Program
This program, run by Rhode Island, is separate from the federal LIHEAP program and offers emergency utility and heating bill assistance to any residents that are experiencing an energy-related crisis. You can apply if you have not received heating bill assistance, and if your fuel storage tank is empty or near empty. You can also apply if you are in danger of losing utility service.

Rhode Island Lower-Income Rate Assistance

Narragansett Electric
Provides a discounted utility rate for lower income or struggling households that amounts to about $9 per month. Get information on additional Narragansett Electric assistance programs.

Low-Income Energy Efficiency

Narragansett Electric - Appliance Management Program
An energy manager from your local Community Action agency can provide you with an appliance analysis which will indicates how much each of your home appliances costs to operate and how much you could save on your bills. You may also qualify for other items including: Energy Star lighting, Energy Star refrigerators, water conserving measures and insulation and air sealing measures.

Rhode Island State Emergency Fuel Program
This utility and heating assistance program is part of the crisis service of the LIHEAP program. During the winter months this program will help with heating bills by offering emergency oil assistance to any household that is experiencing an energy-related crisis. The applicant must be an approved participating household of the LIHEAP program. The household must have exhausted their LIHEAP Primary grant and only have 1/8 of a tank or less of fuel or oil.




Federal Government LIHEAP
Low income families, the disabled, and seniors in Rhode Island may be able to receive cash grants and emergency financial assistance from the low income assistance program. Funds can be used to assist individuals with their heating and summer cooling bills. Funds are limited, and offered on a first come, first serve basis. Read more.

National Grid
Accepts donations as part of Good Neighbor and/or Care and Share. The electric and gas provider, using contributions from the community, may be able to provide assistance to qualified, low income families. A number of resources are offered from the company. Read more.

Another option for Rhode Island families and individuals is the Good Neighbor Fund. Click here to learn more.


By: Jon McNamara



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