RIDE adds Serve Rhode Island to portfolio, awards $1.8M in AmeriCorps funds

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education announced it had folded Serve Rhode Island into its services, the local awardee of AmeriCorps funding. It simultaneously announced nearly $1.8 million in grants to 11 Rhode Island programs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PROVIDENCE - The distribution of AmeriCorps grants will now be the responsibility of the R.I. Department of Education, per a Tuesday RIDE announcement, after a 2017 law dissolved Serve Rhode Island, incorporating it into the state entity. Calling ServeRI's inclusion under RIDE auspices a "seamless" transition "so far," Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken…

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