Make it Happen: Investing for Rhode Island's Future
Make It Happen: Investing for Rhode Island’s Future is a Rhode Island Foundation-led initiative to develop recommendations to state leaders for spending $1 billion in broad new stimulus funding the state is projected to receive from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Now, through July 15, 2021, we're looking for broad community engagement and idea generation.
With the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, the Foundation’s Make it Happen Steering Committee has developed a set of guiding principles, in alignment with federal guidance, regarding the intended use of ARPA dollars.
Idea Generation Toolkit
With this toolkit, you'll be able to brainstorm on your own or convene a conversation with friends, neighbors, relatives, or colleagues to generate your big ideas.Access the toolkit
The Make it Happen Steering Committee will analyze the public’s input, additional policy research and data collection to make funding recommendations to state leaders.Meet the committee members
Let Your Voice Be Heard
All ideas presented through the submission form will be shared with the Steering Committee in full. Later this summer a series of accessible visioning workshops will be hosted by the Steering
Committee, and anyone who submits ideas will be invited to attend.
Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2021.