State Government Press Releases

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06/22/2016
Responding to recommendations from federal government, state extends testing and training timeline by 60 days to ensure smooth transition for workers and customers CRANSTON, R.I. (June 21, 2016) Rhode Island Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts announced today that the state...
04/12/2016
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interested groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed state plan for the RI Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons. This hearing will be held on Friday,...
03/31/2016
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interested groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed rules of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. This hearing will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm at...
02/01/2016
DHS will conduct a public meeting to allow interested groups, organizations and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed draft of Rhode Island's Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the...
10/29/2014
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is accepting applications for the upcoming heating season. In partnership with the federal government and local Community Action Program (CAP) agencies, the Department of Human Services administers LIHEAP to help Rhode Island families cope...
10/04/2010
The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that it received a $501,701 High Performance Bonus” from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for improving access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known more commonly as food stamps. Rhode Island was noted with...
02/23/2009
Department Posts for Additional Food Stamp Benefit Employees The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced a number of policies to expand awareness of and increase enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as the food stamp benefit, reaching as...
09/01/2005
New Law Tightens Requirements for Earning State-Subsidized Health Care Rhode Island Remains Only State to Offer Health Care to Child Care Providers At a public hearing tonight, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) will begin the process of implementing changes to the state’s...