State Government Press Releases

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Governor Lincoln Chafee announces that President Obama has approved Rhode Island's amended request for a disaster declaration and for public assistance for Kent County. "Federal, state, and local government worked hard and coordinated effectively to gather information and get Rhode Island's...
Amended Declaration Would Bring Public Assistance to Kent County Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that he has formally signed a revised request to President Barack Obama for declaration of a major disaster for the State of Rhode Island. Governor Chafee requested the...
Statewide Planning and RIEDC Issue RFP to Collect Data for Analysis on Economic Competitive Strengths and Areas for Improvement Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the latest in a multi-agency effort to develop an integrated approach to economic development. This...
Amended Declaration Would Bring Assistance for Individuals to Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today, Sunday, November 04, 2012, that he has formally signed a revised request to President Barack Obama for declaration of a major disaster for the State of Rhode Island. "Through...
Funds allow replacement benefits to those who lost perishable foods. Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved $535,796 in additional federal funds for Rhode Island. These funds will allow the Rhode...
Governor Lincoln Chafee announces that President Obama has approved Rhode Island's request for a disaster declaration and for public assistance for Washington, Newport, and Bristol counties. "Federal, state, and local government worked hard and coordinated effectively to gather information and...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the establishment of an emergency loan fund in the amount of $1 million to assist Rhode Island businesses that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The loans are being made available through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation's (RIEDC)...
Declaration Would Bring Assistance to Rhode Island FEMA Assessment Teams Have Done "2 Weeks of Work in 2 Days" Providence, RI - Flanked by Lt. Governor Roberts, the state's Congressional delegation, Cabinet directors, the heads of the Rhode Island National Guard and Rhode Island State Police,
October 31, 2012 Governor Lincoln Chafee will visit United Way's 2-1-1 Call Center in Providence this afternoon and thank call center workers and the United Way for their efforts to provide information and assistance to Rhode Islanders during Hurricane Sandy. What:...
October 31, 2012 Today, Halloween offers an opportunity for Rhode Island children and families to have some fun after a difficult few days for our state. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, this Halloween will be different, and I urge all Rhode Islanders to exercise abundant caution,...