PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island community action programs are getting nearly $116,000 in federal funds to support senior citizen service activities across the state.
Westbay Community Action is getting nearly $73,000 and Blackstone Valley Community Action will receive about $44,000.
The Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Corps RSVP will support volunteer activities related to improving access to care, boosting physical activity and improving nutrition in youth. The grants will also help increase the ability of seniors to remain in their own homes in Central Falls, Coventry, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Lincoln, Pawtucket, Warwick and West Warwick.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced the funding on Thursday.