Programs and Services
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is administered by United Way of Rhode Island. CAPP is proud to serve as partner and help Providence County residents in need of utilities assistance throughout the winter months. The program generally runs from mid October through June.
- Client must provide documentation showing financial hardship;
- Client must provide copies of their photo ID, proof of income, proof of household members, and current heat related utility bill;
- Clients can receive GNEF assistance for one of the following energy sources: electricity, natural gas, oil, propane, wood, or wood byproduct;
- Any household that did not receive assistance last campaign year is eligible to receive assistance this campaign year, as long as they meet all financial eligibility guidelines;
- Households that received GNEF assistance last campaign year must demonstrate an extenuating financial hardship to receive assistance this campaign year;
- GNEF makes payments directly to the utility company.
LIHEAP applicants are also eligible to receive Good Neighbor Energy Fund grants.
What to Bring
- Evidence of financial crisis (ex: illness, recent job loss, etc.)
- Photo ID
- Proof of income
- Proof of household members
- Current utility bill
- Print and complete the GNEF Intake Application - 2022
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Rhode Islander who, because of financial difficulty, needs assistance paying a current energy expense and meets eligibility guidelines.
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