RIDOC is committed to expanding its services through the use of federal or private foundation funding opportunities when possible. Staff in the Planning & Research Unit routinely check federal government websites to locate funding streams that would be appropriate for the Department. Several Department staff members also receive electronic notification of relevant grant opportunities. However, staff members interested in funding a particular program are encouraged to search for funding opportunities by checking government as well as private foundation Web sites.
Once a grant solicitation has been identified by a staff member, s/he should review the grant writing procedures at RIDOC and notify the appropriate Assistant Director as soon as possible. The Planning & Research will assist staff members in completing grant applications by providing technical expertise and reviewing grant proposals for completion in addressing the requirements of a solicitation.