Rhode Island State House

RI Pandemic Recovery

The Pandemic Recovery Office is within the Department of Administration and serves as the central office for policy coordination and compliance for federal COVID-19 stimulus funds, including but not limited to those provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The Pandemic Recovery Office is responsible for:

  • Ensuring all uses of federal stimulus funds by state government comply with federal requirements and coordinating with state agencies on the use of direct awards to respond to and recover from the pandemic
  • Collaborating with state agencies to develop performance metrics that align with the legislative intent of the State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) appropriations
  • Providing financial information and performance metrics on SFRF-funded projects to U.S. Treasury, the Legislature, public, and other stakeholders
  • Informing stakeholders on how funds are used to address the pandemic's short- and long-term effects
  • Providing guidance and support to municipalities on the uses of federal stimulus funds

This website is the primary resource for the Pandemic Recovery Office’s work involving the State’s $1.13 billion SFRF allocation. There is also a page with reference resources for state agencies, reports filed with the General Assembly and U.S. Treasury, and other helpful documents.

Rhode Island's response to COVID-19

  • Visit the Rhode Island Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage for information regarding testing, data and supports.