State Government Press Releases

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11/19/2014
Cranston, RI – The State of Rhode Island is proud to announce that Envision Pharmaceutical Services has been awarded the exclusive provider contract to the Rhode Island Best Rx Program. The Rhode Island Best Rx Program is a free, state-endorsed prescription drug discount program available to...
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...