Financial assistance is available to all Building Futures construction pre-apprenticeship graduates working in the trades, applying to trades, or waiting for job placement.

Funding is flexible to meet many challenges graduates may be facing, including: food, transportation, work gear & equipment, etc.

To request financial assistance:

Contact Debra Medeiros Overly, Deputy Director

  • By email: demedeirosoverly@bfri.org

  • Text or call: (401)330-7851

Building Futures will respond to all requests as soon as possible. All requests will be kept confidential.

Funding is made possible through the generosity of the RI Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund.

During the coronavirus outbreak, Building Futures is operating, but our offices are not open for visitors without an appointment. If you need assistance, email us at info@bfri.org or call or text 401-330-7851.

While the situation is serious, we can all work together to minimize the impact. Please take advice about social distancing  seriously, wash your hands often, and stay home if you’re not feeling well. The action we take now protects not just ourselves, but our whole community. You can find more information a the RI Department of Health.

Building Futures alumni have always been leaders in the industry, and we know you’ll continue to lead as we all work together to support one another. Please reach out if you need anything.

In Solidarity,

Andrew Cortés, Executive Director

Building Futures | Apprenticeship RI