05/04/2020 13:30 EDT
COVID-19 has challenged the State in many new ways, and we likely have yet to realize many other obstacles. The need to physically distance ourselves for the health and safety of everyone has increased the need for public benefits for many Rhode Islanders, particularly those who have found...
05/01/2020 13:45 EDT
State Extends Mandated Closure of Child Care Sites, Family and Center, through May 31, 2020: Providers to Submit COVID-19 Plans to Reopen for June 1, 2020
As announced by Governor Gina Raimondo in today's press conference, a reopening for child care providers under new regulations is planned for June 1, 2020. Accordingly, the State extends its mandated closure of child care sites, family and center, through May 31, 2020 and the Department of...
05/01/2020 12:00 EDT
In March and April, SNAP households that were not already receiving the maximum SNAP benefit amount for their household size received an increase to their benefits to bring them to the maximum amount. The Federal government has approved a similar increase for May. The Department issued these...