Food, Housing, Fuel Assistance, & Weatherization
From time to time everyone needs a helping hand.
CCAP offers a full range of services to help individuals and families keep a warm roof over their heads and food on the table.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
2017 Program is now open.
Renewal applications have been mailed. First-time/new applications, please call to set-up and appointment, 401-467-7013.
CCAP's Social Services Department administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Cranston, Scituate and Foster with federal funding earmarked for the state of Rhode Island. LIHEAP is designed to help low-income clients meet the ever-increasing cost of home energy. Payments are made directly to vendors who then credit the client's account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate as well as a discount on the client's telephone bill.
Download application forms:
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP):
At CCAP our goal is to reduce the cost for low-income households, elderly, families and people with disabilities by improving the energy of their homes while assuring their health and safety.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 to assist low-income families. WAP is operated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in Native American tribes.
Funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of low-income homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.
The energy conservation resulting from the efforts of state and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependency on foreign oil and decreases the cost of energy for families in need while improving the health and safety of their homes.
Some of the benefits to the home would be:
• Insulate walls, attic and basement
• Wrap pipes, weather stripping around doors, caulk and seal windows
• Check for proper ventilation
• Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
• Check for gas leaks
• Evaluate the heating system
Appliance Management Program (AMP):
The Appliance Management Program (AMP), funded by National Grid and also administered by the CCAP's Social Services Department, provides a comprehensive electrical audit on the home. This program provides education on electric conservation to the client along with compact fluorescent light bulbs, timers, refrigerator brushes, faucet aerators and sometimes a new refrigerator and/or freezer is called for depending upon the usage.
This program serves: Cranston, Scituate and Foster.
CCAP Social Services Include:
- Affordable Housing
- Food Bank - Food Bank Hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays 4pm - 6pm. NEW Food Bank clients, please call to make an appointment for an initial intake.
- Low Income Home Energy Program
- Appliance Management Program
- Heating System Rep
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 467-7013.
311 Doric Avenue (lower level) • Cranston • RI
Social Services Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Food Bank Hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.