State Government Press Releases

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08/26/2010
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that the State of Rhode Island was one of 10 states to be selected in Phase II of Race to the Top, the competitive $4.35 billion federal program to reward and encourage innovative states that are making significant progress with their education...
08/03/2010
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Office of Energy Resources today announced that National Grid has been awarded a $2.3 million Recovery Act grant to offer consumer incentives for residents who heat their homes with propane and oil to make energy efficiency improvements. Under this program,...
07/21/2010
$442,000 in Rebates Now Available Through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources today announced the official re-launch of the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program effective immediately. Funded by the American...
05/21/2010
Warwick is first community in Rhode Island to take advantage of grant program Mayor Scott Avedisian, Frank Stevenson, supervising air quality specialist in the Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Resources, and Fire Department officials unveiled the city’s new rescue at a...
04/13/2010
Governor Donald L. Carcieri today signed legislation (H 7139 Substitute A, An Act Relating to Public Finance--The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—Bonds, introduced by House Finance Chairman Steven Costantino and representatives Kenneth Carter, Helio Melo, Joanne Giannini, and Agostinho Silva)
04/05/2010
The Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery & Reinvestment (OERR) received a waiver from the federal Office of Management and Budget releasing all recipients including state, municipal and non-profit agencies, from the required 1512 reports on the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act for the...
03/23/2010
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources today announced the official launch of the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Rhode Island residents can apply for rebates on purchases of qualified...
12/23/2009
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) today announced the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded RIEDC $1.5 million for broadband data collection and mapping activities. The grant program, funded by the...
04/24/2009
The Governor joined United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Dept. of Health and the RI Clean Water Financing Agency at a press conference to announce $45.8 million in funding though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to...
04/24/2009
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has obligated more than 50 percent of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds well ahead of the federally imposed timetable. While the national deadline to do this is July 2, 2009 RIDOT reached this point on March 16, 2009. “This...