US Department of Agriculture

DHS Responds To Critics Of "Botched" System Roll Out

Oct 14, 2016
Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Department of Human Services officials say they’re working with federal agencies to address concerns about the rocky roll out of a new computer system called UHIP. The system enrolls Rhode Islanders in programs like food stamps and Medicaid and replaces decades-old technology. But some Federal officials said it wasn’t ready to go live when it did.                         

USDA to Help RI Feed Low-Income Kids This Summer

May 7, 2013
US Dept. of Agriculture

Rhode Island is getting a boost from the US Department of Agriculture to help attract more kids in need to its summer food program. The USDA’s goal is to increase participation by 10 percent.