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THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...

Bank of America donates masks, hand sanitizer to R.I. nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Bank of America Corp. recently announced plans to donate 50,000 face masks and 120 cases of hand sanitizer to Rhode Island nonprofits. The...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has awarded $130,008 in federally funded farm viability grants. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $130K to boost specialty crops

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced $130,008 in farm viability grants to four organizations on Monday.  The funds come from the US....

Colonial-era house leased by Preserve Rhode Island for tenant farm

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Philip Walker House at 432 Massasoit Ave. has been leased by Preserve Rhode Island to a pair of tenant farmers...
WORKING TOGETHER: Margaret DeVos, right, executive director of the Southside Community Land Trust, speaks with local farmers at Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, the site of a recent infrastructure investment project by the land trust. From left: Christina Dedora, of Blue Sky Farm; Sharron D’Amore, of The Garlic Mistress; Craig Demi, SCLT director of operations; and Nayeema Eusuf, of Geek Gardens. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Southside Community Land Trust creates farmland to feed urban neighborhoods

THOUSANDS OF LOW-INCOME Rhode Islanders in urban areas are getting sustenance from the unlikeliest of places: community gardens, plots of land converted into long-term...

Groundwork RI to remediate Providence brownfield site for new compost facility

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island has partnered with the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. to remediate a brownfield site on Fuller Street to become...

URI to offer scholarships in sustainable agriculture to youths from ‘food...

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will offer five scholarships next year for youths from...
BANK OF AMERICA awarded two Rhode Island nonprofits with its Neighborhood Builders program, granting each organization $200,000 in addition to training and competitive resources. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

2 R.I. nonprofits awarded with BofA Neighborhood Builders grants

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island organizations, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Southside Community Land Trust, have been named 2019 Bank of America Corp....
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST has received a $600,000 federal grant to train new farmers.

Southside Community Land Trust gets $600K from feds to help new...

CRANSTON – The Southside Community Land Trust has launched a $600,000 federally funded initiative to help beginning farmers access resources, tools and training, Sen....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management and four other local entities have received a combined $275,557 to support local specialty crops. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

R.I. gets $276K in specialty crop support from USDA grants

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island groups and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management were awarded a combined $275,557 to increase specialty crop production and...

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