By PBN staff
Published June 22, 2021, 11:02 a.m.
Providence Business News
PROVIDENCE – Sixteen organizations have received a combined $399,085 in grants from the Central Providence Health Equity Zone, convened by ONE Neighborhood Builders, the organization announced Monday.
The grants, which provided up to $35,000 in funding each, will support a range of initiatives to help residents learn new skills, offer civic education and leadership training and tutor and mentor students.
The grants were supported by funding that ONE Neighborhood Builders raised from Blue Meridian Partners, the Rhode Island Foundation and the R.I. Department of Health.
“As more residents of Central Providence become fully vaccinated, it’s vital that they have access to supports that address the economic toll COVID-19 has had on so many families,” said Dominique Resendes, the Central Providence Health Equity Zone program manager at ONE Neighborhood Builders. “We understand that 80% of a person’s health outcomes are connected to social determinants of health, and a person’s economic situation is among the most crucial determinants. That’s why we have focused on funding projects to enhance the economic mobility of Central Providence residents.”