Welcome to the
Providence Rescue Plan
Providence received $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a transformative investment in our City’s future between now and 2024. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts.
Read the Mayor’s Proposed American Rescue Plan Act Ordinance for an Equitable, Resilient Recovery for Providence
Proposed ARPA ordinance aligns with findings of robust community engagement process after directly engaging 1,500+ Providence residents.
Apply for a Small Business Grant
If your business was negatively impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible to apply for a microgrant of $2,500. The grant program is made possible through the City’s American Rescue Plan funding.
The COVID-19 pandemic created an economic and public health crisis, especially felt in Providence’s hardest hit communities. People of color, immigrants and low-wage workers in Providence, and across the state, have been deeply impacted.
That is why the City of Providence is committed to a recovery that centers racial equity, sustainability, and an inclusive economy. The Providence Rescue Plan is part of a larger federal coordinated effort to bring direct and immediate relief to families and workers.
In May 2021, the City of Providence created the COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Task Force, made up of Providence community leaders, to provide recommendations on how to use the City’s ARPA funds, with a commitment to community engagement and ensuring that funding goes where it is needed most.
In addition to the work of the Task Force, the City of Providence directly engaged community members through surveys and business roundtables to inform spending decisions. Learn more about the findings of this community engagement process below.
Give feedback on Providence’s Rescue Plan Funding.
Take our 5-Minute Survey Today!
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