Community-Direct Spending Requests

The Senate Appropriations Committee is now accepting Community-Direct Spending (CDS) requests from Members for fiscal year 2022.  This is in addition to accepting programmatic and other requests.  There is no guarantee that all requested projects will be funded.

The Committee will carefully review all member requests. Only those requests that comply with Committee and Senate Rules and are deemed appropriate for federal support will be considered for funding. 

As part of the important reforms associated with CDS, all members are required to post any requests they make for CDS to their Senate office websites.  A link to the full list of reforms can be found here

More information on the process can be found on the Senate Appropriations Committee website here.    

Projects Requested:

NOTE: The projects are listed alphabetically by recipient name.

Project Name: Beginning Farmers Initiative

Recipient Name: African Alliance of Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Technical assistance for a beginning farmers initiative for immigrants in Rhode Island

Project Location: Johnston, RI

Amount Requested: $84,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: Construction of Ralph Holden Community and Senior Center

Recipient Name: City of Central Falls

Project Purpose: The construction of the Ralph Holden Community and Senior Center. At a minimum, the new space will include a senior center, full gymnasium, aerobic and fitness facilities, large community hall with kitchen, teen room, meeting rooms and classrooms.

Project Location: Central Falls, RI

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: Henderson Boulevard Connection

Recipient Name: City of East Providence

Project Purpose: Complete an engineering and design study for the connection to replace an expressway.

Project Location: East Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Rose Larisa Park Seawall Repair

Recipient Name: City of East Providence

Project Purpose: Repair seawall

Project Location: East Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $2,500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: TOD Public Access and Streetscape Enhancements

Recipient Name: City of Pawtucket

Project Purpose: Support public infrastructure improvements associated with a redevelopment project in a transit-oriented development district.

Project Location: Pawtucket, RI

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Tidewater Pedestrian Riverfront Bridge

Recipient Name: City of Pawtucket

Project Purpose: Design and construction of a pedestrian bridge.

Project Location: Pawtucket, RI

Amount Requested: $3,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Visitor’s Center Capital Improvements

Recipient Name: City of Pawtucket

Project Purpose: Make capital improvements at the City’s visitor’s center.

Project Location: Pawtucket, RI

Amount Requested: $750,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Job Training/Lifelong Learning Center

Recipient Name: City of Pawtucket

Project Purpose: Job training and lifelong learning center in Pawtucket, RI.

Project Location: Pawtucket, RI

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: City Hall Plaza

Recipient Name: City of Warwick

Project Purpose: Develop a new, year-round civic plaza.

Project Location: Warwick, RI

Amount Requested: $5,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Rocky Point Park Gateway Project

Recipient Name: City of Warwick

Project Purpose: Enhance pedestrian and vehicular entrances to Rocky Point Park.

Project Location: Warwick, RI

Amount Requested: $4,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Water Line Lead Service Replacement

Recipient Name: City of Warwick - Water Division

Project Purpose: Replace 200 Lead service lines in the distribution system. 

Project Location: City of Warwick 

Amount Requested: $2,500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Warwick Sewer Authority SCADA System

Recipient Name: City of Warwick

Project Purpose: The funds will be used to upgrade all existing SCADA equipment.

Project Location: City of Warwick

Amount Requested: $1,600,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Lincoln Avenue Transmission Line Rehabilitation

Recipient Name: City of Warwick Water Division

Project Purpose: The project will include several valve replacements, sections under Interstate 95, and Route 37 slip lined or directional drilling.

Project Location: City of Warwick

Amount Requested: $4,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: CU Community Learning Program

Recipient Name: College Unbound

Project Purpose: Develop programs and expand their Community Learning Program in South Providence.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $750,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Emergency Operations Center Performance Improvement

Recipient Name: Warwick Emergency Management Agency

Project Purpose: Upgrades and improvement to the Warwick Emergency Operations Center

Project Location: Warwick, RI

Amount Requested: $240,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: City of Woonsocket LEADS the Way to Safe Water

Recipient Name: City of Woonsocket

Project Purpose: The City of Woonsocket is requesting funds to remove 150 city owned lead water service lines; and to remove the encapsulated lead paint and repaint 1032 fire hydrants.

Project Location: City of Woonsocket

Amount Requested: $874,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Medical Expansion to New Facility

Recipient Name: CODAC Behavioral Healthcare

Project Purpose: A new CODAC facility  to serve a greater number of patients suffering with opioid use and behavioral health disorders.

Project Location: Providence/Cranston Line

Amount Requested: $750,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: College Unbound Community Learning Center

Recipient Name: College Unbound

Project Purpose: Support launch of programs at a Community Learning Center (CLC) in the heart of South Providence to benefit the 150,000 adult learners in Rhode Island who have some college but no degree

Project Location: Providence

Amount Requested: $3,100,000


Project Name: Segue IFL Parent Resource Center – Modular Building Construction

Recipient Name: Cowden Street Collaborative DBA Segue Institute

Project Purpose: Construction of the Segue Family Resource Center

Project Location: Central Falls, RI

Amount Requested: $250,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: Summer Street Phase 1

Recipient Name: Crossroads Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Provide new, safe, healthy housing for low income residents.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: BVCAP Food Delivery Services

Recipient Name: Blackstone Valley Community Action Program

Project Purpose: Expand its already existing home delivery services to serve the elderly and communities in the Northern Rhode Island region

Project Location: Blackstone Valley Region

Amount Requested: $100,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Day One Facilities and Information Systems and Technology Infrastructure Enhancement Project

Recipient Name: Day One

Project Purpose: Day One Facility Improvements to Support Victims of Assault

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Dorcas International Institute Funding for Refugee Housing

Recipient Name: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Purchase a multi-unit building to house newcomer refugee families

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Site Development and Utility Infrastructure to Support New Facility On Zambarano Campus

Recipient Name: Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Project Purpose: New health care facility, Zambarano Campus

Project Location: Burrillville, RI

Amount Requested: $25,400,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Farm Fresh Rhode Island Food Hub: Building Fit Out and Improvements

Recipient Name: Farm Fresh Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Farm Fresh RI will use these funds for the completion of last 3% of Farm Fresh RI Food Hub Facility.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $581,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Finding A Way Forward: Five Conversations for Black Advancement

Recipient Name: Stages of Freedom

Project Purpose: Create a statewide initiative to bring together corporate Rhode Island and Black leadership to improve workforce training and mentorship of African Americans by creating parity and opportunity for them.

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $110,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name:  Cooperative Hub

Recipient Name: Fuerza Laboral

Project Purpose:  This proposal expands Fuerza Laboral’s labor rights training/organizing and our cooperative business incubation program into a Cooperative Hub so as to address the current challenges of scattered offices, lack of adequate classroom and community space, and increased demand for diverse services.

Project Location: Central Falls, RI

Amount Requested: $250,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: West End Compost Hub

Recipient Name: Groundwork Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Complete a compost hub.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $249,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Higher Ground International Sweetie Care African Elders Enrichment Program

Recipient Name: Higher Ground International

Project Purpose: Enrichment Programs for Vulnerable Elderly Residents

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount RequestedL $300,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: HGI’s “Reaching Higher Ground” Women’s Workforce Program

Recipient Name: Higher Ground International

Project Purpose: Create a program designed to meet the needs of workforce-inspired women who are on the fast track for self-improvement to create a lifestyle change to break the cycle of generational poverty

Project Location: Providence

Amount Requested: $300,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Improving Education Outcomes through Arts-Integrated Learning Programs

Recipient Name: Island Moving Company

Project Purpose: "Expand access to critically needed, educational & cultural arts programing, and to improve outcomes for Newport County Students.

Project Location: Newport

Amount Requested: $195,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Center for Racial Equity at the Learning Community

Recipient Name: The Learning Community

Project Purpose: The Learning Community professional development

Project Location: Central Falls, RI

Amount Requested: $150,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Lifespan Telehealth for Patient Access and Improving Diversity in Adult and Pediatric Mental Healthcare

Recipient Name: Lifespan

Project Purpose: Develop systems to triage and evaluate patients from the emergency department and our hospitals for inter-hospital transfers and provide a platform for consultative evaluation and management to facilitate necessary transfers and mitigate unnecessary transfers

Project Location: Lifespan Hospitals

Amount Requested: $1,573,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Rhode Island Mentoring Initiative for Vulnerable Youth

Recipient Name: MENTOR Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Rapidly scale up in-person mentoring in schools and communities.

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $800,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Culture Shifts: Access & Opportunity for High Quality Montessori Education

Recipient Name: Montessori Community School of Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Support the scaling and diversification of early childhood curricula in the State of Rhode Island to create more authentic and impactful opportunities for all learners, with an emphasis on underserved communities.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $150,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Enhanced Biogas Collection and Energy Recovery Project

Recipient Name: Narragansett Bay Commission

Project Purpose: Upgrade and make modifications to the CHP system at NBC’s Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Project Location: Bucklin Pt. Wastewater Treatment Facility, One Service Road, East Providence, RI 02905

Amount Requested: $2,900,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: NBC Flow Capacity Enhancement

Recipient Name: Narragansett Bay Commission

Project Purpose: Enhancements to sewer interceptor regulator

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $3,200,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Navigating Career Pathways for Rhode Islanders

Recipient Name: RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Project Purpose: Create RI Office of Postsecondary Commissioner Workfroce Initiative

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $350,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Hybrid One Stop

Recipient Name: Newport Community School

Project Purpose: Provide One Stop Hybrid Career and Employment Services to Aquidneck Island to address the significant unemployment caused by COVID-19.

Project Location: Newport, RI

Amount Requested: $75,000

 Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: RI Healthcare Mentorship & Workforce Diversification Program

Recipient Name: New England Healthcare Employees Union 1199 Training

Project Purpose: Create a mentorship program at Women & Infants Hospital and assist the cost of expansion to Butler Hospital.

Project Location: Providence

Amount Requested: $196,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Mental Health Care for Older Adults to Meet Growing Demand

Recipient Name: Newport County Community Mental Health Center

Project Purpose: Enhance and integrate these services with evidence-based assessments and treatments to be provided by NCCMHC

Project Location: Newport County

Amount Requested: $101,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Youth Studio Expansion and Office Space Buildout

Recipient Name: New Urban Arts

Project Purpose: These funds will support New Urban Arts in addressing a severe need for more space by helping to pay for an expansion of the facility.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $90,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Newport County YMCA Renovation and Expansion Project

Recipient Name: Newport County YMCA

Project Purpose: Renovate and expand Newport County YMCA

Project Location: Middletown, RI

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: 25 Bough Street Development – Family & Community Empowerment

Recipient Name: Next Generation & Futures

Project Purpose: Support in-person and virtual workforce training in a low income underserved neighborhood.

Project Location: Providence

Amount Requested: $300,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Maidford River Flooding and Herring Habitat Enhancement

Recipient Name: Norman Bird Sanctuary

Project Purpose: This project will develop a comprehensive study to examine river herring habitat restoration alternatives as well as the hydrology and storage capacity of Norman Bird Sanctuary's Red Maple Pond to alleviate flooding of downstream roadways.

Project Location: Middletown, RI

Amount Requested: $90,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Launching a Rhode Island Offshore Wind Career Technical Education Program

Recipient Name: North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce

Project Purpose: Establishment of an Offshore Wind CTE program for Rhode Island secondary schools and students

Project Location: North Kingstown

Amount Requested: $375,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Youth N.O.W (Navigating Our Way) Leader Tomorrow

Recipient Name: Oasis International

Project Purpose: Expand the Youth N.O.W. (Navigating Our Way) Leaders Tomorrow program, which is designed to provide education support and leadership development training in an underserved community.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $151,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: PACE-RI: Building a new home

Recipient Name: PACE Organization of Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Renovate and outfit their new health clinic and adult day center at 10 Tripps Lane in East Providence.

Project Location: East Providence

Amount Requested: $300,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Veteran Recovery Services

Recipient Name: Operation Stand Down

Project Purpose: Expansion of recovery services to veterans in RI

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $150,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: PCHC Atwood

Recipient Name: The Providence Community Health Centers

Project Purpose: Build new Health Center Facility at 31 Atwood Street in Providence in the Olneyville section of the City, and will be 26,000 sq. ft. with 41 exam rooms.

Project Location: Olneyville, Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Curbing and Expanded Street Tree Canopy in Washington Park

Recipient Name: Providence Neighborhood Planting Program

Project Purpose: Install curbing infrastructure and trees and bioswale puts to increase tree canopy cover.

Project Location: Washington Park Neighborhood, between Broad Street RI

Amount Requested: $503,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Window Workforce Training Program - 2022

Recipient Name: Providence Preservation Society

Project Purpose: Expand training programs that will help people who are unemployed/underemployed build skills in a reliable niche trade, while addressing a critical need for training within the building trades, and use preservation as a tool of economic and workforce development.

Project Location: Providence

Amount Requested: $140,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Upper South Providence Community Hub

Recipient Name: Providence Redevelopment Agency

Project Purpose: Redevelop an underutilized site in a low income neighborhood into a new community services hub.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Roger Williams Park Gateway

Recipient Name: Providence Redevelopment Agency

Project Purpose: Construct the Roger Williams Park Broad St. Gateway.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Port of Providence Economic Impact Study

Recipient Name: Providence Resilience Partnership

Project Purpose: Study the economic impact of the Port of Providence to identify new clean energy and resilience opportunities.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $100,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: PRF Microbusiness Loan Fund

Recipient Name: Providence Revolving Fund

Project Purpose: Update and expand microbusiness loan fund to help businesses rebuild and recover from COVID.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: East Bay Bike Path

Recipient Name: Providence Revolving Fund

Project Purpose: Replace a bike path.

Project Location: Barrington, RI

Amount Requested: $25,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Providence Water Supply Lead Service Line Replacement

Recipient Name: Providence Water Supply Board

Project Purpose: To replace lead service lines and thereby reduce lead exposure via drinking water for an estimated 70,000 people within the cities of Providence, Cranston, North Providence, Johnston, and Smithfield.

Project Location: Providence, Cranston, North Providence, Johnston, and Smithfield

Amount Requested: $45,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Refugee Integration Services

Recipient Name: Refugee Dream Center

Project Purpose: Refugee education and workforce initiative

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $120,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Design of New Rhode Island State Health Laboratory Building

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Department of Health

Project Purpose: Provide funding to design and implement the construction of a new RIDOH State Health Laboratory Building.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $6,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Route 117 and Toll Gate Road Pavement Project

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Provide full-depth pavement of reconstruction of a major commercial, residential and emergency route.

Project Location: Warwick, RI

Amount Requested: $16,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Route 6 Corridor Safety Improvements

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Complete bridge pavement repairs along the limited-access portion of US-6 in Providence and Johnston.

Project Location: Providence and Johnston RI

Amount Requested: $38,400,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Washington Secondary Bike Path Extension

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Establish a final connection point to a bike path.

Project Location: Providence to Western Coventry RI

Amount Requested: $3,200,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Providence to Boston Express Train Service Study

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Study the electrification of MBTA Providence Stoughton line from Boston to Wickford Jct.

Project Location: N. Kingstown, RI, to Boston, MA RI

Amount Requested: $2,400,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Rhode Island Mental Health Treatment Court

Recipient Name: Rhode Island District Court

Project Purpose: Planning and implementation of a statewide pre-plea, pre-sentence Mental Health Treatment Court (RIMHTC) to meet the growing needs of justice-involved individuals with SMI (Serious Mental Illness), including those with co-occurring disorders who are charged with a misdemeanor level offense.

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $423,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: ILSR Workplace Readiness, Skills Training and Industry Certification

Recipient Name: RI Institute for Labor studies and Research

Project Purpose: Expand ILSR’s Pathway to Teaching project to serve 50 Rhode Islanders with a High School Diploma or equivalent seeking a Certificate or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. This project will benefit 150 low-income Rhode Islanders across the state.

Project Location: Cranston, RI

Amount Requested: $173,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: 401 Supports

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

Project Purpose: Provide support services to up to 10,000 individuals across the state and will help place or upskill workers at more than 500 employers throughout Rhode Island.

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $15,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Enabling Digital Transition of Care for High Need Patients

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Quality Institute

Project Purpose: Design, develop, deploy, and evaluate a digital system to improve workflow and quality of care for residents of skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and hospice/palliative care facilities across Rhode Island.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $450,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Kingstown Train Station Parking

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Expand existing parking lot.

Project Location: South Kingstown, RI

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Rhode Island Mental Health Treatment Court

Recipient Name: RI District Court

Project Purpose: The Rhode Island District Court proposes planning and implementation of

a statewide pre-plea, pre-sentence Mental Health Treatment Court (RIMHTC) to meet the growing needs of justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring disorders who are charged with a misdemeanor level offense.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $731,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Feasibility Study – Composite-Based Pedestrian Walkway on the Newport Pell, Mount Hope, and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

Project Purpose: Initiative a study to explore the feasibility of constructing pedestrian access on iconic bridges.

Project Location: Jamestown, RI

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Mount Hope Bridge Cable and Anchorage Dehumidification Project

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

Project Purpose: Undertake a dehumidification project to protect and preserve cables on an iconic suspension bridge.

Project Location: Jamestown, RI

Amount Requested: $11,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Renovation of Newport Pell Bridge Toll Plaza to Facilitate All-Electronic Tolling

Recipient Name: Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

Project Purpose: Assist Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority transition to all-electronic tolling in October 2021.

Project Location: Jamestown, RI

Amount Requested: $6,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Life Sciences Equity, Access & Growth Workforce Development Program

Recipient Name: RIBio

Project Purpose: Organize regular classes for 150 people for an incumbent worker training program to develop emerging and advanced leaders in Rhode Island

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $800,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Minority Business Development Hub

Recipient Name: RI Minority Business Development Institute

Project Purpose: Acquire a building to establish a minority business hub.

Project Location: Providence/Statewide RI

Amount Requested: $500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Development for Equitable Growth of Shellfish Aquaculture Industry in Rhode Island

Recipient Name: Roger Williams University

Project Purpose: Funding to support shellfish aquaculture industry development.

Project Location: Bristol, RI

Amount Requested: $500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: San Miguel School Sprinkler System

Recipient Name: San Miguel Education Center

Project Purpose: Installation of a sprinkler system critical for life and property safety.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $33,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Ready.Set.Work

Recipient Name: Skills for Rhode Island’s Future

Project Purpose: The Ready.Set.Work program targets high need populations in Rhode Island who require reskilling or upskilling to remain relevant in the job market.

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Sophia Academy: Targeted Supports for Middle Level Students

Recipient Name: Sophia Academy

Project Purpose: Address needs of middle school students and their families, with an emphasis on social emotional supports to students and addressing learning gaps.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $145,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Building an Inclusive Impactful Rhode Island Economy

Recipient Name: Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Project Purpose: Build out and establish sites to increase programming and networking among local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Project Location: Multiple cities/statewide RI

Amount Requested: $474,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Affordable Housing for Victims of Abuse in Rhode Island

Recipient Name: Sojourner House, Inc.

Project Purpose: Purchase two multi-unit affordable housing properties.

Project Location: Providence & Woonsocket RI

Amount Requested: $850,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Healthy Food Hub Commercial Kitchen

Recipient Name: Southside Community Land Trust

Project Purpose: Purchase and install kitchen equipment to provide local residents with improved access to healthy food.

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $190,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Rose Larisa Memorial Park Coastal Bluff Restoration

Recipient Name: The Nature Conservancy

Project Purpose: Funding to support coastal bluff restoration in a public park.

Project Location: East Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $650,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Downtown Providence Parks Network

Recipient Name: The Providence Foundation

Project Purpose: Create a parks network in downtown Providence.

Project Location: Downtown Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $475,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Crisis Intervention Teams – Rhode Island

Recipient Name: Thundermist Health Center

Project Purpose: Funding to support Crisis Intervention Team

Project Location: South County, RI

Amount Requested: $425,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Thundermist Workforce Development Collaborative

Recipient Name: Thundermist Health Center

Project Purpose: Establish and enhance clinical academic partnerships to create a pipeline of qualified candidates coming from underserved communities.

Project Location: Woonsocket, RI

Amount Requested: $3,725,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Construction of a new Tomaquag Museum

Recipient Name: Tomaquag Museum

Project Purpose: Construction of a new Tomaquag Museum.

Project Location: Exeter, RI

Amount Requested: $400,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: Diamond Hill Community Pavilion

Recipient Name: Town of Cumberland

Project Purpose: Repurpose a ski lodge to a new community

pavilion and overlook deck.

Project Location: Cumberland, RI

Amount Requested: $475,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Stubtown Road Phase I Landfill

Recipient Name: Town of Hopkinton

Project Purpose: Close a landfill and install solar arrays.

Project Location: Hopkinton, RI

Amount Requested: $275,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Saylesville Mill Complex Growth Center

Recipient Name: Town of Lincoln

Project Purpose: Update public utilities to promote economic development and residential development.

Project Location: Lincoln, RI

Amount Requested: $750,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Recovery TV

Recipient Name: SUMHLC

Project Purpose: Addiction Recovery and Outreach TV Programming

Project Location: Warwick

Amount Requested: $122,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Town-wide Wastewater Pump-Station Update

Recipient Name: Town of Lincoln, RI

Project Purpose: Upgrades and improvement to wastewater pump-station.

Project Location: Lincoln, RI

Amount Requested: $400,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Purgatory Road Sidewalk Installation

Recipient Name: Town of Middletown

Project Purpose: Build a sidewalk to enable greater pedestrian and bike access to recreation and commercial areas.

Project Location: Middletown, RI

Amount Requested: $960,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Atlantic Beach Streetscapes Design

Recipient Name: Town of Middletown

Project Purpose: Developing an engineering and design proposal for Atlantic Beach District streetscape improvements.

Project Location: Middletown, RI

Amount Requested: $300,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Drainage Improvements & Flood Mitigation Wendell and Link Street Neighborhood, North Providence

Recipient Name: Town of North Providence

Project purpose: Replace existing drainage system

Project Location: Wendell and Link Street Neighborhoods, North Providence, RI

Request Amount: $400,000


Project Name: Prudence Island Water District – Infrastructure Project Improvement Plan

Recipient Name: Town of Portsmouth, RI

Project Purpose: This project will provide potable water to a small, isolated community and upgrade aging and substandard components of the distribution infrastructure to ensure sustainability of the water system into the future.

Project Location: Prudence Island

Amount Requested: $1,349,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Prudence Island Water District – Infrastructure Project Improvement Plan

Recipient Name: Town of Portsmouth, RI

Project Purpose: This project will provide potable water to a small, isolated community and upgrade aging and substandard components of the distribution infrastructure to ensure sustainability of the water system into the future.

Project Location: Prudence Island

Amount Requested: $1,348,556

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: South Kingstown & North Kingstown Regional Brine System

Recipient Name: Town of South Kingstown

Project Purpose: Construct and operate a regional “Brine System” for winter storm road pretreatment.

Project Location: North & South Kingstown (Wakefield) RI

Amount Requested: $935,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Westerly Margin Street Waste Water Treatment Facility Resiliency Improvements

Recipient Name: Town of Westerly

Project Purpose: Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements

Project Location: 87 Margin Street, Westerly, RI

Amount Requested: $6,000,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: University of Rhode Island Blue Technology Center

Recipient Name: University of Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Funding to support staffing and technology needs for a Blue Tech Center

Project Location: Kingston, RI

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Signed financial disclose available here.


Project Name: Rose Larisa Park Seawall Repair

Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Project Purpose: Repair a protective 100 year-old seawall that is in disrepair and at risk of collapsing.

Project Location: City of East Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $2,500,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: Women in Leadership

Recipient Name: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island

Project Purpose: Expand an existing training program, Women's Policy Institute, to a multi-pronged ""Women in Leadership"" initiative.

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested: $600,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.


Project Name: Labor and Delivery Center

Recipient Name: Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Project Purpose: New Labor and Delivery Center at Women and Infants Hospital

Project Location: Providence, RI

Amount Requested: $7,000,000

Signed financial disclosure available here.