NEWPORT, RI – Seven Newport County nonprofits engaged on meals insecurity, housing instability and homelessness prevention, and behavioral well being are among the many organizations that may share $8.3 million in grants from the Rhode Island Basis.
State leaders funded the Basis’s ARPA Nonprofit Help Program utilizing $20 million from the state’s $1.1 billion share of the federal American Rescue Plan Act allocation for COVID-19 restoration. Governor Dan McKee, Home Speaker Ok. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio joined the Basis to unveil this system final month.
“Nonprofits throughout the state have been going above and past to supply help and sources to individuals in want. Given the affect of COVID-19 and ongoing value will increase, our grants guarantee they will proceed doing the important work that their communities rely upon,” mentioned Neil D. Steinberg, the Basis’s president and CEO.
The Boys & Ladies Membership of Newport County, Conexion Latina Newport and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Group Heart in Newport and Youngster & Household, Group Blessings Basis, Lucy’s Fireside and Newport Psychological Well being in Middletown are among the many organizations receiving funding. The Basis gave precedence to community-based nonprofits serving communities of highest want.
Newport Psychological Well being will use its grant to develop companies it provides kids and their households in faculties, at its specialised Wholesome Transitions Younger Grownup Heart and through dwelling visits throughout Newport County. As well as, the grant may even help the rollout of Cell Disaster Outreach Groups in Newport and Bristol counties, and East Windfall in partnership with Horizon Healthcare Companions, the Group Care Alliance and Well being RI.
“This funding is so vital to us and can assist us in two vital areas. We will attain kids to enhance their current, in addition to positively affect their future. There’s a lot of a necessity for psychological well being care in kids now, greater than ever earlier than,” mentioned Jamie Lehane, president and CEO of Newport Psychological Well being.
“Additionally, we’re sturdy advocates for the decriminalization of psychological well being points. Cell groups figuring out locally will assist individuals with psychological well being points get remedy, as a substitute of being arrested or despatched to the emergency room,” he mentioned.
The Basis encourages organizations that haven’t already obtained grants to use for the remaining $11.7 million. Purposes might be accepted on a rolling foundation till the funding is expended. The utmost grants are anticipated to be$150,000.
“We’re grateful that state leaders believed in our capability to rapidly get this funding out to the organizations which can be doing the boots-on-the-ground work serving to their communities get well from the pandemic’s persevering with affect on the every day lives of Rhode Islanders,” mentioned Steinberg.
Candidates should have a federal Employer Identification Quantity (EIN) and should submit a replica of their most up-to-date IRS Type 990, 990EZ or 990N; and their 501(c)(3) IRS willpower letter with their utility if it isn’t already on file on the Basis. For extra info, go to rifoundation.org/arpagrants.
Since 2020, the Basis has distributed $19.8 million in federal pandemic aid funding in partnership with the state.
The Rhode Island Basis is the biggest and most complete funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. Working with beneficiant and visionary donors, the Basis raised $98 million and awarded $76 million in grants final 12 months. By management, fundraising and grant-making actions, usually in partnership with people and organizations, the Basis helps Rhode Island attain its true potential. For extra info, go to rifoundation.org.