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$1.1 Billion for Rhode Island: What's your big idea? Inquiring Leaders want to know

$1.1 Billion for Rhode Island: What’s YOUR big idea? Inquiring leaders want to know.

October 26, 2021/RINewsToday


TONIGHT is the first public input session where attendees can ask questions and make suggestions on the spending of the recovery funds in Rhode Island (see bold for information)


The state of Rhode Island wants to know what you think the ARPA funds should be invested in. That’s $1.1Billion. To that end, there is a website where you can post your ideas. Know that they are able to be read by anyone going on the site.


There is a cover letter to complete with your contact information and this will then be what people see when they click on the dropdown tab.


In addition to the website, the Governor has announced that a series of events will be held in 5 communities, at this time, to gather public input in a group setting.


These events are:


Public input sessions to be held


Tuesday, October 26 at 6 PM at Harry Kizirian Elementary School, (60 Camden Ave., Providence).


Additional public input sessions will be held at 5 PM on the following dates:


Thursday, October 28, Hope & Main (691 Main Street, Warren)


Tuesday, November 2, Community College of Rhode Island (400 East Ave., Warwick)


Thursday, November 4, Innovate Newport (513 Broadway, Newport)


Tuesday, November 9, Untied Theatre (5 Canal Street, Westerly)




American Rescue Plan Act State Fiscal Recovery Fund Recommendation Portal


To maximize transparency the General Assembly is committed to posting all ideas and proposals received regarding use of ARPA funds for public availability. This page will serve as a public, digital repository and is available for review by anyone interested. Please check back often for updates.

Such submissions should be emailed (pdf preferred) to:


Each should be accompanied by this cover sheet for proper cataloging.
Please note, this is not an application for funding or for a public hearing.


To submit your document, and view others, go to:




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