Rhode Island to get $1.78B in new federal pandemic aid

RHODE ISLAND and its cities and towns are slated to receive $1.78 billion in funding from the COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Wednesday. /AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
RHODE ISLAND and its cities and towns are slated to receive $1.78 billion in funding from the COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Wednesday. /AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
PROVIDENCE – The state and its cities and towns will receive a combined $1.78 billion in federal funding from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Wednesday, according to Sen Jack Reed, D-R.I. Under the bill, called the “American Rescue Plan,” the state will receive $1.1 billion, with most of the remainder of…

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