Earlier this year, the White House called upon states to develop sound, responsible and transparent processes, and seek partners to oversee and coordinate their efforts. The Partnership for Rhode Island, a nonprofit CEO roundtable, will play this part for The Ocean State. Through CompeteRI, the Partnership is supporting our state’s efforts to attract competitive federal infrastructure funds by providing additional capacity and expertise to the state.
The goal of CompeteRI is to help the state, its agencies, its municipalities, its entities and its higher education institutions understand the opportunities available to them through the IIJA.
The Partnership will lead a statewide, targeted education campaign to inform key stakeholders about the specific opportunities available to them and will oversee an operational process that provides agencies, local governments and institutions with access to high-level professional and technical support to write best-in-class grants to ensure that Rhode Island fully leverages this incredible opportunity.
Our goal is to streamline the IIJA application process and position Rhode Island to be a model for how states can efficiently and effectively coordinate across jurisdictions, project-manage their plans, streamline the application process and write bids to fund the future of Rhode Island’s infrastructure.
The Partnership for Rhode Island Board includes:
Bank of America
Partnership for Rhode Island
Bruce Van Saun
Citizens Financial Group
Gilbane Building Company
Blue Cross Blue Shield RI
Rhode Island Foundation