Changes due to COVID – 19

The Heating Assistance Program is suspending all walk-in’s and office visits. 

We will continue to serve clients by phone, mail or online.  All pre-existing clients are asked to Mail- in their application with the necessary documentation or they may be placed in a Drop-Box located in the front of the building, during business hours or our 24 hour drop box located in the rear of the building.  New clients may call to request an application or print one from the website.  Our intake workers will be available by phone to answer any questions or concerns you may have, please call (401) 723-0227.

All forms are available on the website.

Thank you for your continued patience during these difficult times.

Rhode Island Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP 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, and Lincoln.  Households must document income and family size and fall into the guidelines set by the federal government. Eligibility is based on Federal Income Guidelines

Click here for the application. The original application must be submitted with all documents needed to apply.

Please send applications to:
32 Goff Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Documents needed to apply:  COPIES ONLY

  • All Income
  • Renter: Rent Receipt or Lease / Own: Mortgage or Tax Bill
  • Heating and electric bill
  • Photo ID’s & SS cards for all Adult Household Members / Minors: Birth Certificate & SS cards.

Please use our document checklist to ensure you have everything you need before submitting your application!

For additional documents or to see this year’s income guidelines please click the following links:
2021 Low-Income Guidelines
2021 Rental Income Form
2021 Landlord Information Form
2021 Adult Household Member With No Income Form
2021 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 LIHEAP. 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 LIHEAP.
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