RIHEBC Awards $1 Million in Capital Grants to 12 Local Health, Education, and Community Service Organizations

RIHEBC has announced $1,050,900 in Capital Grant Program awards to 12 local health, education, and community service organizations to assist in the completion of capital projects or equipment purchases critical to advancing their missions. (Full list of grant recipients below.)

“Rhode Island’s not-for-profit health, education, and community service organizations need to continually invest in their equipment and facilities, and that’s why we created the Capital Grant Program,” said Kim Mooers, Executive Director of RIHEBC. “We’re pleased to announce the awarding of over $1 million to 12 grant recipients across the state. From funding for emergency generators to new HVAC units, to building repairs, to ADA accessibility improvements, to new dental sterilization equipment, these grants will allow recipients to meet their missions and continue to provide the health and education services Rhode Islanders rely on.”

“Our recreation center is so important to the children and adults with disabilities we serve, and this $100,000 RIHEBC grant will allow us to invest in a needed new fire sprinkler system for the space,” said Judith Sullivan, CEO of the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center. “We appreciate RIHEBC’s grant support to help us meet our facilities needs so we can continue to deliver the services our clients depend on.”

“Part of our mission is ensuring that all Rhode Islanders have access to dental care, and this $73,000 RIHEBC grant will allow us to purchase sterilization equipment for our new dental center in West Warwick,” said Jeanne LaChance, CEO of Thundermist Health Center. “We want to thank RIHEBC for creating the Capital Grant Program to help meet the capital investment needs of health care organizations like Thundermist.”

“To provide the mental health and substance abuse treatment that our patients rely on, we need to continually invest in our specialized facilities,” said Linda Hurley, President and CEO of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. “Thanks to this $100,000 RIHEBC Capital Grant, we will be able to invest in several improvements including new overdose prevention equipment, a fence and gate replacement, and a new framed canopy over our overdose prevention unit. We appreciate RIHEBC’s assistance helping us meet our facilities and equipment needs.”

2022 RIHEBC Capital Grant Program Awards

AccessPoint RI – $20,000              

Purchase and installation of emergency generators in two group homes for adults with developmental disabilities.

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare – $100,000             

Multiple capital improvements: provide outdoor electricity to support mobile unit; overdose prevention equipment; fence and gate replacement; framed canopy over overdose prevention unit.

Town of Cumberland, – $100,000

ADA handicapped accessible playground for students with special needs at Norton Elementary School

Family Service of RI – $97,912

Repair damage caused by a flood at 55 Hope Street, Providence

J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center – $100,000

Install NFPA13 Fire sprinkler system in the Mulen Building, a recreational center and gymnasium used for social and sporting events for children and adults with disabilities.

Linn Health & Rehab/ Aldersbridge Communities – $100,000

Rehabilitation equipment and diathermy treatment equipment; care management operating system.

Lucy’s Hearth – $92,647

Replace malfunctioning HVAC units in 15 family apartments.

Mercymount Country Day – $100,000

Roof replacement of school building built in 1960.

The Prout School – $100,000

Development of an on-site artificial turf field with lighting, a press box, spectator seating and additional parking.

Saint Antoine Residence – $66,700

Nurse call light system.

Thrive Behavioral Health – $100,000

Roof replacement of Eleanor Briggs School (special education k-12).

Thundermist Health Center – $73,643.32

Purchase of sterilization equipment for new dental facility.