Reed announces $24.8M in HUD community grants for R.I.

RHODE ISLAND will receive $24.8 million from the most recent rounds of several HUD community grant programs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
RHODE ISLAND will receive $24.8 million from the most recent rounds of several HUD community grant programs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

PROVIDENCE – On Thursday U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced $24.8 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants for Rhode Island.

The grants include funds from the Community Development Block Grant program, the Home Investment Partnership program, or HOME grants, the Emergency Shelter Grant program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program.

The CDBG program provided $16.3 million for Rhode Island communities, including:

  • Providence: $5 million
  • Woonsocket: $1.3 million
  • Pawtucket: $1.2 million
  • Cranston $1.1 million
  • Warwick: $965,137
  • East Providence: $735,234
  • Nonentitlement funds for communities across the state: $5.5 million

Rhode Island was awarded $5.9 million in HOME grants, including:

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  • Providence: $1.5 million
  • Pawtucket: $487,318
  • Woonsocket: $427,242
  • Nonentitilement statewide funds: $3.5 million

The Ocean State was allocated $1.4 million from the ESG program, with $427,181 going to Providence, $158,720 going to Pawtucket, $113,674 to Woonsocket and $699,115 being distributed across the state.

Providence also will receive $1.2 million in HOWPA funds statewide.

“I’m pleased to deliver these federal funds to help communities across the state address some of their most pressing priorities and move forward with capital improvement projects. When these funds are fully leveraged with local resources, it will help cities like Providence, Cranston and Pawtucket upgrade infrastructure, revitalize neighborhoods and enhance economic development,” said Reed in prepared remarks.