State Government Press Releases

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05/14/2019
Mystic, Connecticut: Following the success of the new EBT program announced by Mystic Aquarium and the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) earlier this year, the decision has been made to further expand the program for the remainder of the year. Rhode Island Electronic Benefit (EBT)...
02/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. As Governor Gina M. Raimondo moves Rhode Island towards universal pre-K, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today announced that a Request for Proposals (RFP) is available for qualified providers to increase access in the 2019-2020 school year. Since 2015, Rhode...
02/28/2019
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. Legislators, state agency leaders, community partners and Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) staff came together Monday, February 25, 2019 to celebrate the new location and customer-focused design of the DHS Middletown Family Regional Center, at 31 John Clarke Road.
02/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Children's Cabinet's Request for Proposal (RFP) is available for qualified providers to support the state's efforts to develop early childhood education and family-centered support programs. This solicitation covers a range of services needed under the state's $4....
02/01/2019
The Department of Humans Services (DHS) Call Center (1-855-MY-RIDHS) is currently experiencing technical difficulties that are resulting in dropped calls. DHS is actively working to fix the problem at this time. We anticipate resolution by Monday, February 4, 2019. We apologize for any...
01/14/2019
Due to the partial Federal Government Shutdown: February SNAP benefits will be issued in January for current SNAP recipients. Your February SNAP benefits will be on your EBT card by Sunday, January 20, 2019. You will NOT get more benefits issued to your card, so please plan accordingly, but...
12/12/2018
A public hearing has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Louis Pasteur Building, 25 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 West Wing Conference Room for the Proposed Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Title IV-A of the Social Security Act State Plan.
12/07/2018
The Middletown DHS regional family center has moved to 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. The new site is located in the Child and Family building. That organization has a similar mission: that individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families and that a community works best...
11/27/2018
We are pleased to announce some changes to our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) team. Effective November 13, 2018, Bethany Caputo started as the new SNAP Administrator. Ms. Caputo is no stranger to this Department. In fact, she is returning after a little more than a year with...
11/26/2018
In early November, DHS started holding orientations for those who have been told they are an ABAWD (Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents). The meetings gave them a chance to learn about benefit and workforce opportunities. The next two SNAP ABAWD orientations, which occur in all DHS regional...