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What are some ways to get heating assistance in Rhode Island?

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Some sources for heating assistance in Rhode Island include grants from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund and the Keep the Heat On program. The programs provide a one-time payment to utility companies for eligible low-income families.

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Residents can apply for the LIHEAP, a federal program, at their local Community Action Program offices. They can find a list of offices by entering "CAP" into the search bar at RI.gov and choosing the CAP Agency link. Families ineligible for the LIHEAP can apply for the RIGNEF at RIGoodNeighbor.com. For further help, they can apply for assistance at HeatRI.com for Keep the Heat On, a program from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

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