R.I. receives $10.6M in community development grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $10.6 million in development grants, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced on Sept. 16. The federal aid comes in the form of several grant programs run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants include $7.4 million from the Community Development Block Grant program, $1.6 million…

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  1. I understand and appreciate the fact that so many agencies in Rhode Island need help. However, what I’m very disappointed about is the fact that less than half of the communities in Rhode Island will be helped this time around. In the Town of South Kingstown for example, we are receiving 0 funds. We have numerous human services agencies in our town that service the surrounding area that had anticipated receiving funds from the grants in their budget’s, but to only find out recently that they would be getting nothing. We are one State of Rhode Island… all communities deserve to be treated fairly.