RFP for Community Enhancement Grants Has Been Released

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is soliciting proposals from qualified providers for projects that help older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities thrive in the community.

In May 2018, Governor Gina Raimondo announced a multi-phased effort to transform how Rhode Island finances and delivers long-term care and supports to older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities. Through this initiative, the Governor directed EOHHS and its partners to talk to Rhode Islanders about their experiences and use these insights to shape investments and improvements in the system. This RFP, funded by Rhode Island’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, is responsive to feedback received during the State’s community conversations with seniors and Rhode Islanders living with disabilities.

Through this process, $500,000 in grant money will be distributed.  Funded projects will address gaps in available community programs and services in Rhode Island and will address social isolation, food insecurity, transportation needs and provide caregiver support to those in need.  Target populations include older adults (aged 60 or older) and adults with disabilities (18 or older) who:

  • Have communication limitations that interfere with receipt of and response to information
  • Require assistance to maintain health and address medical needs
  • Function independently with assistive devices • Require, and may lack, informal support for behavioral health needs, including a need for supervision
  • Lack regular access to transportation

All proposals are due to the State by January 24, 2019 at 3 p.m. To read the full RFP, please click HERE.

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