R.I. allocated $4.6M for public safety related to COVID-19

RHODE ISLAND was allocated $4.57 in federal funding for public safety agencies as part of federal efforts to battle the economic impacts of COVID-19. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
RHODE ISLAND was allocated $4.57 million in federal funding for public-safety agencies as part of federal efforts to battle the economic impacts of COVID-19. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is eligible to receive $4.57 million in federal funding for public-safety agencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said on Thursday. A majority of the funds, $3.2 million, will be allocated to the R.I. Department of Public Safety. The remainder will be split among nine eligible municipalities. Funds…

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