Designated Grants


State Designated Grants, formerly known as Community Service Grants, are funded through the state budget. In 2016, the Community Service Grant program was eliminated and replaced in favor of state agency-administered itemized budget appropriations and competitive grants. The Department of Administration’s Office of Accounts and Control has developed a standard payment policy and uniform set of procedures that will enhance the transparency and accountability of our state grant-funding system, while also taking into account best practices from across state and federal entities.

If you are a recipient of a Rhode Island State Designated Grant, the State Agency responsible for managing your award will contact you with instructions on how to apply.

Since FY23, the Designated Grant Application Portal is hosted in the Grant Management System. The application is the same as previous years, but this fiscal year applicants will submit their Designated Grant application through the Grants Management System.

Recorded Video Demonstrations:

How to review a Designated Grant Submission as a State Agency (FY24 Training)

Designated Grants FY24 Recipient Entity Training

Submitting a Designated Grant in the GMS - Demo