State Government Press Releases

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01/31/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - As part of her FY19 budget, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced plans to invest in quality child care. Her budget proposal includes $1.5 million in that endeavor for infants and toddlers in home- and center-based settings. This proposal directly links rates for child care to the...
01/03/2018
Governor Gina Raimondo has closed State offices and buildings Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to severe winter conditions. All Department of Human Services offices will be closed as a result. For additional winter storm updates, please continue to monitor the local news and Twitter accounts for...
12/18/2017
The caller ID for all state Department of Human Services regional family center staff was recently changed to show our Call Center number, 1-855-MY-RIDHS (855-697-4347). It no longer shows the individual name or desk phone number of the DHS staff person. This was done for security reasons to...
10/24/2017
Vendor also agrees to cover any FNS fines and will continue working at no cost to taxpayers through at least the end of FY18. CRANSTON, R.I. (October 24, 2017) After Deloitte disclosed to state leaders the latest system error in its RI Bridges software system, Governor Gina M. Raimondo...
08/10/2017
Customers using older internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 8 and below, Mozilla Firefox 22 and below and Google Chrome 21 will not be able to access RI Bridges. The customer can find a list of compatible browser versions on the HSRI website, http://healthsourceri.com.
08/16/2017
The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of Social Services Block Grant funding is "to furnish services directed at the goals of: (1) achieving or maintaining economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or...
08/15/2017
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of Social Services Block Grant funding is "to provide assistance to States and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other...
08/09/2017
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the LIHEAP program is to assist Rhode Island's income eligible households meet the increasing cost of home energy and reduce the severity...
08/07/2017
Starting today, DHS has a new Associate Director of Policy Analysis, Research and Development that is no stranger to many of you. Maria Cimini, a former coordinator of the Rhode Island Coalition of the Homeless and SNAP Outreach at the University of Rhode Island, is the newest member of the...
07/18/2017
CRANSTON, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) today released the detailed performance metrics dashboard that includes June data to help track the progress of the State's UHIP turnaround effort. Highlights from the dashboard include: The number of pending applications...