2016-06-02 / Senior Savvy

Local Delegation’s Legislative Grants

Senior centers are among many Rhode Island organizations that receive legislative grants. The Senate and House split an allotment of $2.2 million roughly equally, so that $1.1 million is available for each chamber to make awards.

Grant hopefuls have to complete an application and indicate how they will spend the money. Applications are put forward by sponsoring lawmakers who can then take credit for bringing dollars home, but the awards must be approved by House and Senate leadership. Here is a look at sponsoring legislators and recipients for Fiscal 2015 and awards approved through April in Fiscal 2016:

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