Rhode Island Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's…

Rhode Island Low Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Rhode Island Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP is an assistance program designed to help low income households with home heating costs.

Rhode Island Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

The Rhode Island Medical Assistance Program, also known as "Medicaid", is a Federal and state funded program that pays for medical and health related services for eligible Rhode Islanders. This includes inpatient and outpatient hospital care, preventive services,…

Rhode Island RIte Care (SCHIP)

RIte Care is Rhode Island's Medicaid managed care program that provides families on the Family Independence Program and eligible uninsured pregnant women, parents, and children up to age 19 with comprehensive health insurance coverage.

Rhode Island School Breakfast and Lunch Program

In Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) program provides nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to an average of about 50,000 children daily and breakfasts to 7,000 children daily. Schools that take part in the lunch program get cash subsidies…

Rhode Island Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program encourages the consumption of milk by children in public and private nonprofit schools, and in nonprofit residential or non-residential childcare institutions, provided they do not also participate in other Federal meal service programs.…

Rhode Island Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible…

Rhode Island Summer Food Service

The Summer Food Service Program funds primarily lunches and breakfasts and, in some cases, suppers or snacks for children in needy areas when school is not in session during the summer. In Rhode Island, the program provides an average of over 17,000 meals daily.…

Rhode Island Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps single adults, couples, children and families, who may be working but are still struggling financially, to buy food and provide nutritional meals for themselves. The program,…

Rhode Island Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Rhode Island's eligibility requirements.

Rhode Island Weatherization Assistance Program

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Its mission is to insulate the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly the elderly, persons with disabilities, families wi…

Rhode Island Works

The Department of Human Services' Rhode Island Works Program offers temporary cash assistance, health coverage, child care assistance, and help finding job training or a job. This program is available for pregnant women and adults with children under age 18 (or under…
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