Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9), State Senator Ana Quezada (Dist. 2), State Representative Grace Diaz (Dist. 11), members of the City’s Public Property team and community members broke ground today on the Elmwood Community Center renovation project. .
The City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT), Real Access Motivates Progress (RAMP), and the Steel Yard today showcased the creation of “Tina’s Table”: an innovative, ADA-accessible picnic table, which is set to redefine accessible public seating in Providence.
"Today, I was proud to join members of the City Council and community members as I signed a historic $124 million American Rescue Plan Act budget into law, allocating our remaining ARPA funding to programs and investments that will build an equitable, resilient recovery for Providence. I am especially proud that our process involved robust community engagement with the voices of over 1,500 residents and I appreciate our COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Task Force members for their hard work and their recommendations....
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Providence Cooling Centers will be opening Saturday, May 21 to help residents keep cool with high temperatures, high humidity and high heat index forecasted.
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The City of Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Providence. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Vaccines are available to anyone regardless of immigration status. Additionally, they are offered at no cost and no insurance is required. Learn about upcoming clinics here!
Providence Pension Obligation Bond Proposal
The City of Providence is seeking legislative and city voter authorization to issue a pension obligation bond sized to deposit $500 million into the pension system to address our long-term financial challenges. Learn about the proposal and the upcoming special election here!
PVD Rescue Plan
Over the next three years, Providence will receive $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a historic, transformative investment in our City’s future. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts. Learn how you can apply for funding opportunities or engage in the City's Rescue Plan here.
Read A Matter of Truth
In March 2021, Mayor Elorza joined local historians and community members to announce the African American Ambassadors Group (AAAG) Truth-Telling report: A Matter of Truth. The report includes a comprehensive analysis of the role of the City of Providence and State of Rhode Island in supporting a “separate and unequal” existence for African heritage, Indigenous, and people of color.