Federal Funding for RI
Investing in Rhode Island’s Future
As a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, Reed has secured critical funds to generate jobs and economic opportunities throughout Rhode Island. He has also voted to make Congressionally-directed spending known as “earmarks” more transparent.
Today, Senator Reed continues to work with his colleagues in the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to secure vital funding for cities and towns, non-profits, hospitals, colleges and universities, hospitals, and military facilities across the state.
These federal resources enable Rhode Island to expand community development programs, improve our transportation infrastructure, provide social services and health care, restore historical landmarks, protect the environment, and help strengthen our national defense.
Key Priorities & Accomplishments
- In response to the great recession of 2008, Reed voted for the Recovery Act, which provided over $2 billion to help communities throughout Rhode Island prevent layoffs, invest in our infrastructure, and fund innovative research to create jobs.
- Reed helped write the last major surface transportation bill (known as “SAFETEA-LU”), which included over $1.2 billion for Rhode Island and ensured the state receives about $3 in federal highway funding for every $1 Rhode Islanders pay in gas taxes.
- In an effort to expand our state’s freight rail service, create jobs, and grow Rhode Island’s economy, Reed worked for over a decade to secure $55 million to make the Rhode Island Freight Rail Improvement Project (FRIP) a reality. This improvement has helped quadruple automobile imports at Quonset Point. He also secured over $32.6 million to extend commuter rail to Wickford Junction in North Kingstown.
- Reed secured $2.25 million in federal funding, which together with $1.4 million from RIDEM and $800,000 from the City of Warwick helped preserve 41 acres of pristine shoreline at Rocky Point.
In a bipartisan, bicameral letter to House and Senate leadership, 38 members of Congress - including all four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation - today urged funding for fisheries disaster relief in the final funding package for Fiscal Year 2014. Last...Posted on 11/13/2013 |
PROVIDENCE, RI - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that the Obama Administration is releasing $2.9 billion in low-income heating assistance funds under the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR). Under this release, Rhode Island will receive $20.7 million. Earlier this year, Se...Posted on 11/4/2013 |
A year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on many Rhode Island businesses and homes, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that an additional $16 million in federal funding is on its way to help pay...Posted on 10/28/2013 |
EPA Chief Joins with RI Leaders to Announce $75,000 “Green Infrastructure” Clean Water Grant for Providence
PROVIDENCE, RI - In an effort to reduce pollution and protect public health, U.S. Senator Jack Reed today joined with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Administrator Gina McCarthy, and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline and others to announce...Posted on 10/25/2013 |
RI has now received over $45.4 million in federal Sandy relief and Reed says more help is on the way PROVIDENCE, RI - Approaching the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior &am...Posted on 10/24/2013 |
PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse joined Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, and other leading state and local law enforcement officials to announce $150,000 in federal funding that...Posted on 10/24/2013 |
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee today joined with U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse in announcing that Rhode Island has been awarded $5.8 million for the expansion of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. Created as part of the A...Posted on 9/23/2013 |