Climate, Public Infrastructure and Administration

The Quonset Development Corporation is making infrastructure improvements at the Port of Davisville, including reconstructing the surface of Pier 1, constructing a new terminal, creating approximately 40 additional acres of cargo laydown space, and creating new access drives and security gates.

The program is stimulating the market for high-efficiency electric heat pumps by providing financial incentives to make this efficient heating and cooling technology more accessible and affordable.

The program is providing funds to municipalities for the construction or maintenance of roads, sidewalks, and bridges. To be eligible for funding, bridges must be on a local public way and on the State Bridge Inventory. The funding is being distributed in the following way:

  • $5 million is being equally divided among the 39 municipalities ($128,205 each).
  • $15 million is being divided proportionately based on municipalities' share of non-federal lane miles.

This project is focused on the design and construction of a permanent water treatment facility at the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Kingston Campus.

The State is using SFRF for the operating costs of the Pandemic Recovery Office, which serves as the central office for policy coordination and compliance for federal COVID-19 stimulus funds.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is offering a free fare pilot on the R-Line – a route from Pawtucket through Providence that accounts for the system's greatest ridership.

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority retained a consultant to develop a detailed report on what, if any, suicide deterrent measures are possible on four bridges. The study, which will include high-level cost estimates for each measure, will provide a basis for informed decision-making.

Final Report for Completed Project

The project made it possible to pay for a statewide broadband coordinator, build the broadband maps needed to complete the necessary strategic planning, and complete a statewide broadband strategic plan to guide future work. These three foundational elements are necessary to unlock additional federal funding being designated for broadband.