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Child Care Provider Relief Fund

Child Care Provider Relief Fund Information and Instructions Traducción en Español está abajo. The Rhode Island Governor’s Office recently announced the establishment of a $5,000,000 Child Care Provider Relief Fund to provide critical resources necessary to help sustain the State’s essential child care infrastructure. These resources are being made available as a result of the …

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Paycheck Protection Program LISC is now accepting PPP applications from MWBEs, VBEs and nonprofits in Rhode Island. The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is designed to keep your workers on payroll and your doors open. The program provides access to low interest and partially to fully forgivable loans to small business owners and nonprofit …

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Early Learning Facilities Bond Proposal will Provide Necessary Capital

General Bond Issuance: January 2020 Rhode Island has an opportunity to invest in early childhood education to help close achievement gaps, support our working families, and better prepare our workforce of tomorrow. Equitable access to a high-quality early learning experience is essential to providing children with a strong pathway in school and life. All children …

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Spotlight on Early Learning: Infrastructure and Impact

Spotlight on Early Learning: Infrastructure and Impact Investments in quality early learning programs support working families and help promote childrens’ healthy development during a critical period. Perhaps surprisingly, a staggering 51 percent of Americans live in child care deserts, without access to licensed, quality, affordable child care. Lack of access to quality services negatively impacts …

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2019 Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment

2019 Rhode Island Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment The report represents a summary of key learnings gleaned through the many and varied avenues explored in conducting the Rhode Island early learning facilities assessment from March through November of 2019. The assessment focuses on fully understanding and describing facility conditions, capacity and challenges. More importantly it …

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