Workforce Stabilization Loan Program

In late April 2020, Governor Gina Raimondo established a Workforce Stabilization Loan Program to stabilize and maintain the congregate care workforce currently on the frontlines of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Since its inception, the Workforce Stabilization Loan Program had provided six weeks of payroll support to frontline workers earning under $20 per hour who work with seniors, people with developmental disabilities, individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders, and young people in Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families congregate care facilities.

Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services offered forgivable loans to eligible providers on the condition that these funds are used to address the challenges facing these eligible frontline workers. Loans will be forgiven, in full, if this condition and audit requirements are met. More than 150 providers have received loan funding which has bolstered the wages of over 10,000 frontline workers.

The Workforce Stabilization Loan Program was formally concluded on June 30, 2021. Additional questions regarding this program can be sent to

Audit Resources

Program Resources