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The priorities for the program are to incentivize natural hazard risk reduction activities that mitigate risk to public infrastructure and disadvantaged communities; mitigate risk to one or more community lifelines; enhance climate resilience and adaptation; and enforcement of the latest published editions of building codes.
Because the full application requires much thought and detail in order to be competitive, towns are strongly urged to submit an expression of interest to obtain feedback that can help ensure their resulting application has a clear focus that addresses existing environmental, economic and social disparities in their community.
The grant will be matched up to $3,000 by the USDA for a total of $6,000 per project. Other requirements include the organization being staffed by at least 80% call or volunteer members, recognized by the fire department’s state and NIMS compliant.
The webinar will review common themes of policing reform, as well as the charge of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. Panelists will discuss the commission’s recent collaboration with the Municipal Police Training Committee and the latest agency milestones, including the release of disciplinary records. Key provisions for appointing authorities and priorities for the upcoming year will also be discussed.
The legal process for charter change will be reviewed, along with resources to assist communities. Speakers will also discuss the positions that are often under consideration for changing from elected to appointed, including town clerk, treasurer/collector, planning board, and assessor.
This prestigious certification is a testament to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business operations. It not only recognizes the significant contributions of women and disadvantaged groups in our business but also positions Capital Strategic Solutions, LLC as a leader in promoting diversity within the Rhode Island business community.
To meet increasing EV demand, we will need as many as 10 times the number of public EV chargers currently available, according to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and Rocky Mountain Institute. The absence of transparent and predictable planning and zoning processes for siting EV chargers can be a barrier, they say.
Communities are eligible for awards between $10,500 and $50,000 depending on their population, with the highest priority items being replacing equipment that doesn’t meet NFPA or OSHA standards, purchasing new NFPA or OSHA equipment the department doesn’t have to meet minimum operational standards, and others.
The Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed by Congress includes a number of programs that will contribute to transforming the State’s physical infrastructure and providing opportunities to enhance safety and promote equity through increased funding.
The goal of the program is to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high-quality recreation areas and facilities and stimulate non-federal investment to protect and maintain such resources. Possible projects include acquisition of parkland, development of new parks, renovation of existing facilities, development of trails in existing conservation or recreation areas, and acquisition of conservation land.