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NEW: RI to Get Over $25 Million in Federal Housing Grants

Thursday, June 02, 2011

 

U.S. Senator Jack Reed announced this week that Rhode Island will receive more than $25 million through several federal grant programs.

Reed’s office said he helped secure the funds through his position on the Banking Committee, which oversees the programs, which are run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“This is a flexible source of federal funding that will help create jobs and boost economic development in neighborhoods and communities throughout Rhode Island. These targeted investments will help get more people working again. They will enable cities and towns to increase affordable housing, upgrade public facilities, and partner with non-profits to address some of their greatest needs,” said Reed.

The grant programs include: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, the Home Investment Partnership (HOME), the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program.

Below is a list of how the funding was allocated:

Who got the grant money?

CDBG
Cranston: $1,012,010
East Providence: $748,762
Pawtucket: $1,890,533
Providence: $5,143,019
Warwick: $864,318
Woonsocket: $1,218,521
Rhode Island State Program: $4,752,890
TOTAL: $15,630,053

HOME
Pawtucket: $756,390
Providence: $2,379,590
Woonsocket: $512,707
Rhode island State Program: $4,846,572
TOTAL: $8,495,259

ESG
Pawtucket: $91,612
Providence: $249,269
Woonsocket: $59,039
Rhode Island State Program: $356,534
TOTAL: $756,454

HOPWA
Providence: $872,012
TOTAL: $872,012

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