STATE SUPPLIER REQUIREMENT
In order to receive reimbursement for wages paid through the Work Immersion program, the State of Rhode Island requires that the employer be registered as a supplier with the State Division of Purchasing. The Work Immersion program is unable to issue payments if an employer is not registered.
If you are not yet registered as an approved RI state supplier, please visit the Rhode Island Financial Accounting Network System (RIFANS) website to download and complete the Supplier Packet. This should be your first step prior to applying for the Work Immersion Program.
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You can expect a turnaround of up to a week from the time you submit the RIFANS Supplier packet until you receive your RIFANS log-in and password from the Division of Purchasing. Once you recieve that information, you may apply for the Work Immersion Program.
If your organization has participated in the Work Immersion program, Incumbent Worker Training program, Real Jobs RI program, or has otherwise received payment from the State within the last five years, it is likely that your organization is already registered with the Division of Purchasing.
However, if you have moved, changed your address, or changed your business name, you will need to complete the RIFANS Supplier Packet at the link above in order to update your information.