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401 Tech Bridge receives $725K in federal funds

PROVIDENCE – 401 Tech Bridge has received $724,674 in federal funds to focus on job growth in the state’s blue economy sector, the R.I....

Rhode Island health centers getting more than $33.5M to boost vaccinations

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Eight community health centers across Rhode Island are sharing $33.5 million in federal funding to boost coronavirus vaccination efforts, authorities said...
RHODE ISLAND and its cities and towns are slated to receive $1.78 billion in funding from the COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Wednesday. /AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

Rhode Island to get $1.78B in new federal pandemic aid

PROVIDENCE – The state and its cities and towns will receive a combined $1.78 billion in federal funding from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs an executive order on Monday authorizing Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee to oversee and manage the fiscal year 2022 state budget. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Raimondo resigns; McKee sworn in as governor

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was easily confirmed as U.S. secretary of commerce in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Hours later she resigned...

R.I. Housing awarded $5.5M competitive federal grant for affordable housing

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. has been awarded a $5.5 million grant to finance the development, construction and preservation of...

R.I. allocated $64.9M from FEMA for COVID-19 response

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been allocated $64.9 million in federal funds to aid COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Wednesday. The...
RHODE ISLAND was allocated $70.4 million in federal funds for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and vaccine distribution efforts. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

RIDOH receives $70.4M from feds for COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health was awarded $70.4 million in federal funding to bolster COVID-19 testing, vaccination efforts and infection prevention measures,...

Reed announces $1.8M in housing voucher awards for Rhode Islanders

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has announced $1.8 million in federal rental assistance for Rhode Island through the Housing Choice Voucher program. The...

Electric Boat contract a big boost for R.I.

The long-term future of thousands of Rhode Island manufacturing employees looks bright now that General Dynamics Electric Boat has secured a $9.5 billion contract...

R.I. allocated $21.8M in heating assistance funds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was allocated $21.8 million to help Rhode Island families and seniors with heating costs, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Friday. The...

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