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THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY has been allocated over $5 million in federal funds to purchase 15 battery-electric buses. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $5M in federal funds for electric-bus acquisitions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $5.1 million in federal funds to help purchase 15 battery-electric buses, Sen. Jack Reed announced...
STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...

Reed announces $5.9M in Low Income Home Energy Assistance funds for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $5.9 million through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help residents pay their utility bills during...
RHODE ISLAND has been allocated another $86.7 million in federal funds to expand testing for COVID-19./ AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

R.I. to receive another $86.7M in federal funds for COVID-19 testing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is due to receive another $86.7 million in federal funds to boost COVID-19 testing, Sen. Jack Reed said Wednesday. The funds...
THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER is one of several health centers receiving federal funding to expand the state's COVID-19 testing capacity. / COURTESY THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER

Community health centers get $3.7M to expand testing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island community health centers received $3.7 million in federal funds to expand COVID-19 testing capacity in the state, Sen. Jack Reed...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $4.7 million in additional Community Development Block Grants to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

R.I. to receive $4.7M more to fight COVID-19 impacts

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive another $4.7 million in federal Community Development Block Grants related to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,...
RHODE ISLAND was allocated $8.2 million in federal funds for child care assistance for essential workers in the state. /AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

R.I. gets $8.2M from feds for child care assistance for essential...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $8.2 million in federal funds for child care assistance for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Jack...
RHODE ISLAND has been allocated $5.4 million in federal funds for testing and contact tracing. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

R.I. receives $5.4M for testing and contact tracing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $5.4 million in federal funds for testing and contact-tracing efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's congressional...

R.I. receives $5M to aid seniors, disabled during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $5 million in federal funds to help seniors and the disabled during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Jack Reed,...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $14.2 million in federal funds to provide meals to children and low-income families during the COVID-19-related school closures. AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

R.I. to receive $14.2M from feds for children nutrition programs during...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is set to receive $14.2 million to feed children and low income families as part of the federal stimulus to...

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