Press Releases

Oct 21, 2014

Rhode Island to Receive Over $8 Million in Housing Grants

Today U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced over $8 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for the cities of Providence and East Providence.

Oct 16, 2014

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Hosted General Dynamics Electric Boat Potential Supplier Summit

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and its Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center hosted the General Dynamics Electric Boat Potential Supplier Summit on October 8 at the New England Institute of Technology.

Oct 15, 2014

LIHEAP to Receive More Than $3 Billion from HHS

Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline applauded the announcement that approximately $3.05 billion in heating and home energy assistance funds will be made available nationwide through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Oct 7, 2014

Family Service of Rhode Island Awarded $499,513 for Together Forever Project

Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care waiting for an adoptive home.

Oct 1, 2014

$3.68 Million Federal Grant Aims to Reduce School Violence in RI

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, announced a $3,680,000 federal grant to the Central Falls School District.

Oct 1, 2014

RI Receives $625,000 in COPS Hiring Grants

Issues: Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Congressional delegation announced that two RI law enforcement agencies are receiving a total of $625,000 to add five more police officers to patrols this year.

Sep 30, 2014

Congressman Langevin Recognized as Champion for Children

The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) for his leadership on issues important to children during the 113th Congress.

Sep 30, 2014

Providence Receives $3.9M in Federal Funding for Lead Safety

Rhode Island's Congressional delegation announced that Providence’s Department of Planning and Development has received $3.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect city residents from the hazards of lead-based paint.

Sep 24, 2014

Rhode Island Awarded $161K for Study on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave

Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation and Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that the U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $161,417 to the RI Department of Labor and Training to fund a feasibility study on paid leave.

Sep 22, 2014

$1.57 Million Economic Adjustment Grant will Help RI Economy Diversify

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation and Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment is awarding Rhode Island a one-year, $1.57 million grant to help boost the state’s economy and help it diversify.

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