Energy & Weatherization

Rhode Island Home Energy Assistance Program (RIHEAP)
RIHEAP helps keep families warm through the winter by assisting families with energy costs and reducing the severity of energy-related crises.

Eligibility:  BVCAP services the following areas for heating assistance:  Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, and Woonsocket.  Households must document income and family size and fall into the guidelines set by the federal government.

To make an appointment at the Pawtucket office, call: (401) 723-0227

To make an appointment at the Woonsocket office, call: (401) 765-3258


For additional documents or to see this year’s income guidelines please click the following links:
Income Guidelines
2018 Rental Income Reported Form
2018 Landlord Information Form
2018 No Income Reported Form
2018 Adult Household Member with No Income Form
2018 Support Letter


Weatherization and Boileenergy_textr Assessment

BVCAP’S weatherization program is available to assist income eligible residents in upgrading their homes to reduce heating bills by providing house energy efficiency services to households that already qualify for RIHEAP. Some of the services include installing insulation as needed and boiler repair/replacement. Health and safety measures are also provided, such as, installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, reducing drafts, and providing proper ventilation.

Tenants with landlord approval and homeowners are eligible for weatherization.

Heating contractors please click here for more information.

BVCAP heating crew



Appliance Management Program (AMP)
BVCAP offers a comprehensive electrical energy audit on households that already qualify for RIHEAP.
The program focuses on determining the electrical usage of appliances and installation of energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs. Through the help of National Grid, BVCAP may be able to replace appliances free of charge to those who qualify.

For Weatherization or AMP information call (401) 723-4520