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THE RHODE ISLAND DELEGATION announced $1.85 million has been awarded to the Woonsocket Head Start Development Association to expand early-childhood education and services for children and families. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. delegation announces $1.85M for Woonsocket’s Head Start program

PROVIDENCE – Nearly $1.85 million in federal funding has been allotted to expand access to early-childhood education and comprehensive services for children and families...
THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL delegation announced $26 million in additional federal Medicare funding to reimburse acute-care hospitals for labor costs. The money will be distributed to every acute-care hospital in the state, including Women & Infants Hospital. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

R.I. congressional delegation announces $26M in federal Medicare labor cost aid

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive approximately $26 million in additional federal Medicare payments following the renewal of the “wage index” adjustment by the...
THE PAWTUCEKT FIRE DEPARTMENT was awarded $2.4 million in a FEMA grant designated for staffing purposes. Above, Pawtucket Mayor Donald. R. Grebien. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

Pawtucket Fire Department awarded $2.4M in federal grant

PROVIDENCE - The Pawtucket Fire Department and the Kingston Fire District were awarded $2.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate...
COX COMMUNICATIONS announced the launch of four new Cox Technology Centers at Boys & Girls Club locations throughout Rhode Island./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Cox opens four new tech centers in R.I.

CUMBERLAND – Cox Communications announced the launch of four new Cox Technology Centers at Boys & Girls Club locations throughout Rhode Island on Wednesday. The...
THE NORTH KINGSTOWN AND BARRINGTON Fire Departments have received a combined $2 million from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. /COURTESY NORTH KINGSTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT

R.I. fire departments receive $2M in federal grants

PROVIDENCE - Fire departments in North Kingstown and Barrington have received a total of $2 million in federal funding as a part of the...
IYRS SCHOOL OF Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The IYRS campus in Bristol is one example of the East Bay's concentration of composites expertise, which a new $125,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to tap into. /COURTESY MICHAEL CAMERON

RIMTA, Bristol receive $125K to build composites industry

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s federal delegates announced a $125,000 grant to support job creation and economic growth in the state’s composites industry. U.S. Sens. Jack...

Providence awarded $974K FEMA grant to buy new ambulance, fire truck

PROVIDENCE – An estimated $974,000 in federal funding is being made available to the Providence Fire Department to purchase two new vehicles, the state’s...
THE SENEDIA DEFENSE Innovation Days event will take place at the Newport Marriott on Aug. 28 -Aug. 30.

Senedia Defense Innovation Days dates announced

NEWPORT – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s fourth annual “Defense Innovation Days” will be held Aug. 28-30 at the Newport Marriott, Senedia...
THE BCRA WOULD REDUCE federal funding for Medicaid in Rhode Island by $1.89 billion from the years 2020-2026 according to Avalere. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Report: Senate health reform would significantly reduce Medicaid funding in R.I.

PROVIDENCE - If the Better Care Reconciliation Act was passed in its current form, Rhode Island will lose $1.9 billion of federal Medicaid funding...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED has announced that several organizations in Rhode Island have been awarded a collective $3.7 million in AmeriCorps grants. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Reed announces $3.7M in AmeriCorps grants for R.I.

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island received $3.7 million in federal AmeriCorps grants for Serve Rhode Island and several local service-oriented nonprofits according to a press...

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