Community Development

The Community Development Office, which is part of the Planning Department is federally funded. A Block Grant is awarded to the City of East Providence by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) yearly in which the Community Development office’s duties are to allocate these funds according to HUD Regulations after they have been presented to the City Council and approved. We use these funds to financially assist various projects, agencies, and programs throughout the City. The City also receives program funds from previous grants for its Housing Improvement Program that help low to moderate income families in East Providence to rehabilitate their homes for a safe and healthy environment.

Home Improvement Application

Web Booklet for Home Improvement Program

Community Development Funding Available

Requests for Proposals

The City of East Providence is currently soliciting proposals for the use of $713,042 of 2016- 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds. These funds will be available for programming during the fiscal year July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. Funding categories include economic development, public facilities, affordable housing, and public services.

All are encouraged to participate in determining how these funds are spent over the next year and the goals for the next 5 years. Applications and technical assistance are available by calling David Bachrach at 401.435.7536, mailing a request to Community Development Division, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914, or e-mailing

All proposals must be submitted on the 2016 - 2017 Application for Funding Form as a Word document, no later than the Application Deadline of April 8, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. The submitted proposals will be scored according to this RFP and recommendations for funding will be presented at a Public Hearing during a City Council meeting on April 19, 2016. Those that submitted a proposal are invited to make a brief presentation of their proposal during this hearing.

Public Hearing

The Public Hearing starts a comment period, from April 20, 2016, through May 23, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Written comments regarding the presented funding plan should be directed to David Bachrach, Community Development Division using the contact information above. All comments must be received by the last day of the comment period to be reviewed and considered. A copy of all comments will be included in the 1-year funding plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by May 25, 2016.

Send comments to Attention: or David Bachrach, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, R.I. 02914 or call for more information: 401-435-7536


Download Attachments Here:

Public Hearing 

RFP 2016

Public Hearing Ad

CDBG Proposed Budget


Additional Links

Contact Information

David Bachrach, Coordinator 
(401) 435-7500 x11160

Eugenia Soares (Falo português.), Assistant 
(401) 435-7536 Ext. 11161

Phone: (401) 435-7536