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RI nonprofits can apply for grants in hunger, housing, and behavioral health TODAY

Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and the Rhode Island Foundation will announce a new $20 million grant program to help Rhode Islanders with housing, hunger and behavioral health in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Rhode Island ARPA Support Grants Program will deliver grants of up to $150,000 to nonprofit organizations that experienced negative economic impacts as a result of the pandemic and that work to address food and housing insecurity and behavioral health needs in the state.

The Foundation will begin accepting applications from nonprofits immediately. This will be the largest single grant program in the Foundation’s 106-year history.

The program was created in the Governor’s FY 2023 budget and approved by the General Assembly using funding from the $1.1 billion State Fiscal Recovery Fund awarded to Rhode Island from the American Rescue Plan Act.

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