Rhode Island Housing today announced that the agency has approved a $500,000 grant to the Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for its Recoverable Grant Fund. The Recoverable Grant Fund is a revolving loan fund available to community development corporations (CDCs) for financing early predevelopment expenses. LISC has financed early-stage expenses for thousands of affordable homes since the program’s inception.
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced the introduction of the Equality Act – legislation to extend anti-discrimination protections in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service. Cicilline, who is one of seven openly gay members of Congress, announced the Equality Act today during a press conference with Senator Jeff Merkley, who introduced the Equality Act in the U.S. Senate today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Congressman John Lewis
Many Rhode Island homes have outdated underground wastewater systems. These systems, often cesspools, are inefficient and ineffective and contribute to public health and environmental hazards. This legislation replaces outdated systems at the point of sale and improves neighborhoods and local infrastructure.
Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced two new public safety grants totaling $143,992 for the Smithfield Fire Department and the Westerly Ambulance Corps.
Lucy’s Hearth has provided shelter and critical human services to women and children experiencing homelessness in the same building for over 30 years. On Monday, June 29th, Congressman David Cicilline, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, RI Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields and other local dignitaries joined the staff, Board and community supporters of Lucy’s Hearth in launching their new home
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, joined by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed, today signed the Fiscal Year 2016 State Budget. This robust jobs plan begins the process of putting people back to work by rebuilding our schools, attracting and growing companies in Rhode Island, and making it easier and less expensive to do business here.
Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the state will receive two federal grants to better connect job seekers and employers. The state will receive $1,091,635 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). This funding will be used by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) to improve and expand the quality and availability of Rhode Island’s workforce data with linkages to education data.
Department of Environmental Management Announces That Cottrell Homestead in West Kingston Has Been Named...
The Department of Environmental Management announces that Cottrell Homestead in West Kingston has been named Rhode Island's 2015 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee. Winning dairy farmers from each New England state will be honored at an awards banquet on September 18th at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA
Safe boating patrols will be stepped up on June 26 to June 28 in a joint operation conducted by the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement. The effort is part of Operation Dry Water, a coordinated national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence (BUI). It is aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related and drug-related accidents and fatalities, and making recreational boaters aware of the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water
U.S. Senator Jack Reed is warning that steep cuts to federal funding known as the sequester will take a real toll on America’s economy if the Republican leadership doesn’t take an interest in developing bipartisan solutions.
Leaders Ruggerio, DeSimone, Mayor Elorza will work together to develop I-195 tax stabilization agreement
Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, House Majority Leader John J. DeSimone and the City of Providence announced today that that will work together to develop a tax stabilization agreement, or TSA, for companies that locate in the I-195 Redevelopment District
Angelo S. Liberti III, chief of surface water protection in the Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources, is the recipient of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award. Liberti was among six individuals recognized for their environmental work by the group last week during its annual meeting in Providence.
Angelo S. Liberti III, chief of surface water protection in the Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources, is the recipient of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award. Liberti was among six individuals recognized for their environmental work by the group last week during its annual meeting in Providence
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Kris Bradner, Catherine Fox, M. David Odeh, John Sinnott, Joseph Warner and Christine West to the Building Codes Standards Commission. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation. "The Building Codes Commission provides Rhode Island with the safest constructed buildings possible," said Raimondo.
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommended re-opening Third Beach in Middletown for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits.