Category Archives: State News

RI nonprofits eligible for $4.5M in COVID-19 response grants

RI nonprofits eligible for $4.5M in COVID-19 response grants

Rhode Island nonprofits that have been playing a critical role in the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are now eligible to apply for a portion of $4.5 million in federal relief funding, Gov. Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday.MORE

Report: Food insecurity remains high in Rhode Island

Report: Food insecurity remains high in Rhode Island

About one out of every six Rhode Island households struggles to put enough food on the table, significantly lower than during the height of the pandemic last year, but higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to a report released Monday.MORE

Gov. McKee will take 11 days of holiday leave

Gov. McKee will take 11 days of holiday leave

Governor Dan McKee’s office says he will be traveling out of state and spending Thanksgiving with his family, from November 17 through Sunday, November 28, his longest absence since taking office in March.MORE

Staffing shortage prompts homes for mentally ill to close

Staffing shortage prompts homes for mentally ill to close

Two privately run group homes for the severely mentally ill in Rhode Island are closing at least temporarily and the residents are being moved to another facility in response to a severe staffing shortage, officials say.MORE

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