State Government Press Releases

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08/10/2017
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08/16/2017
The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of Social Services Block Grant funding is "to furnish services directed at the goals of: (1) achieving or maintaining economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or...
08/15/2017
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of Social Services Block Grant funding is "to provide assistance to States and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other...
08/09/2017
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the LIHEAP program is to assist Rhode Island's income eligible households meet the increasing cost of home energy and reduce the severity...
08/07/2017
Starting today, DHS has a new Associate Director of Policy Analysis, Research and Development that is no stranger to many of you. Maria Cimini, a former coordinator of the Rhode Island Coalition of the Homeless and SNAP Outreach at the University of Rhode Island, is the newest member of the...
07/18/2017
CRANSTON, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) today released the detailed performance metrics dashboard that includes June data to help track the progress of the State's UHIP turnaround effort. Highlights from the dashboard include: The number of pending applications...
07/11/2017
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), the federal funding source for DHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), recently updated their rules and now require new pre-service training for CCAP providers. To assist child care providers in meeting these requirements, DHS enlisted the Center...
06/28/2017
DHS Director Hawkins Receives Unanimous Senate Approval PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Senate unanimously approved Courtney E. Hawkins as Director for the Department of Human Services Tuesday afternoon. The native Rhode Islander and current Providence resident, started the role in an...
06/21/2017
Local elected leaders will be in attendance to hear concerns Wednesday, June 21, 2017 State's Director of Veterans Affairs to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Burrillville PROVIDENCE, R.I. The state's Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim J. Yarn will host a town hall-style meeting in...
06/12/2017
On June 12, 2017, Courtney Hawkins started as the new Director Nominee of the state's Department of Human Services. The Rhode Island native, a South Kingstown High School graduate, brings nearly 17 years of accrued skills with her to lead the agency's dedicated staff. She interned at the...