R.I. receives $24.5M college prep grant

A NEW FEDERAL GRANT has been secured for Rhode Island that will provide $24.5 million over seven years to help economically disadvantaged students prepare for college. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
A NEW FEDERAL GRANT has been secured for Rhode Island that will provide $24.5 million over seven years to help economically disadvantaged students prepare for college. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $24.5 million grant to help economically disadvantaged public school students prepare for college, the state’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday. The grant will provide and augment advisory services, college readiness programming, family engagement programs, and scholarship support to participating students. The money comes from a federal grant called the Gaining…

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