As the only statewide advocate for Rhode Island's historic places...
Preserve Rhode Island works with individuals and groups to provide advocacy and technical assistance at the local, regional, and statewide level. From homeowners to community groups to preservation and conservation partners - PRI is working hard to protect Rhode Island's unique and historic places.
Vote YES on Question 6
Support Rhode Island’s historic places by voting “YES” at the special election on March 2nd. The deadline to request a mail ballot is Tue, Feb 9th. The in-person voting period runs Feb 10 - Mar 1.
A YES vote on Question 6 will bring renewed funding to two grant programs with long track records of investing in Rhode Island’s historic buildings: State Preservation Grants ($1 Million) and Cultural Facilities Grants ($2 Million). State Preservation Grants provide matching funds to repair historic buildings owned by nonprofits or municipalities and open to the public. Cultural Facilities Grants are for capital improvements to buildings used for programming or exhibition of any of the arts and cultural disciplines. Both grant programs are currently out of funds.
A YES vote will reinvigorate these competitively awarded matching grant programs. For more information about Question 6 and other state bond referenda questions, click here.