Central Providence Opportunities
We're excited to share that Rhode Island has been awarded an $8 million grant to invest in zip codes 02908 and 02909 in Central Providence!

We’re calling this the Central Providence Opportunities initiative.

This place-based partnership pulls together ONE|NB as the community backbone, the Governor’s office and state agencies to provide resources and policy expertise, the Rhode Island Foundation as a fiscal steward and thought-partner, and financial support from Blue Meridan Partners.

You can click here to watch the video from Governor Raimondo's announcement.
As the backbone, ONE|NB will:
  • Shepherd the strategic direction of the work
  • Convene and facilitate initiative workgroups, including the Resident Advisory Council
  • Ensure coordination with the Central Providence Collabortive/Health Equity Zone
  • Determine funding priorities

Our five strategies:
  • Affordable housing development
  • Expansion of high-quality childcare and Pre-K
  • On-ramps to family-sustaining jobs
  • Local business supports
  • Building community capacity

Scaling Statewide
During the first two years we will share lessons with Rhode Island's HEZ leadership.
A key deliverable for the initiative is a plan to scale success
in Central Providence statewide.
The team will focus these two years to improve economic opportunity for Central Providence residents, and to change policies and systems that have a broad impact for Providence and Rhode Island. 
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