Rhode Island nonprofits share $ 5.4 million in relief grants

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) – Over 160 Rhode Island nonprofits share $ 5.4 million in federal coronavirus relief funding for housing, behavioral health services, healthcare, training professional, pantries and daycares for those hardest hit by the pandemic, the Rhode Island Foundation announced last week.

Operation Stand Down in Johnston, Housing Hotline in Newport, South County Domestic Resource Center in South Kingstown, Esperanza-Hope in Providence, Roots2Empower in Pawtucket and Smithfield Senior Services are among the nonprofits. who share grants that average over $ 32,000.

“We are awarding these grants to nonprofits that are doing the groundwork that Rhode Islanders have depended on since the onset of the pandemic. This funding will allow these essential partners to continue to meet the needs of their communities, ”Foundation President and CEO Neil Steinberg said in a statement.

Rhode Island Nonprofit Support Fund II was jointly established by Governor Dan McKee and the foundation last month.

“I know this funding is invaluable to these organizations who have overcome incredible challenges throughout this pandemic, and I am grateful that they continue to stand up for the Rhode Islanders,” McKee said.

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