Apply for American Rescue Plan Funds

Opportunities to apply for American Rescue Plan funds are now available. Check out the opportunities below for specific information on the funds available and how to apply. Support is available for anyone needing help through the applications below. Information on how to access that support is below each opportunity.

Open Applications

City of Providence's COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

Mayor Jorge Elorza, Council President Igliozzi, Council Finance Chair Ryan, and the Providence City Council have announced the City of Providence’s COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program, designed to provide microgrants to businesses throughout the City of Providence and support economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual grants of $2,500 will be provided to qualified businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program is made possible with the City’s American Rescue Plan funding.
 

Businesses can see eligibility criteria and apply here.
 

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with a priority review deadline of November 12, 2021. This program will remain open until all funds have been allocated or until July 1, 2022.
 

Have questions or need support?

 

If you need help getting started:
Call PVD311 or (401)421-2489 and request Small Business Coordinator Victor Regino. Support is available in English or Spanish.
 

If you have questions once you have begun your application:
Please contact ProvidenceGMS@iParametricsds.com or 1-833-238-3945 for any application accommodations, including translations or technical assistance. Phone hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Youth Mentorship Request for Proposals

Youth Mentorship Request for Proposal

The City has released an RFP for a new youth mentorship program, as community members, stakeholders, and non-profit organizations have recognized youth employment and access to mentorship as a proven method of deterring youth violence.

Deadline: Apply by 10/25/21

QUESTIONS:

  • Please direct questions relative to the bidding process, how to fill out forms, and how to submit a bid(Pages 1-8) Purchasing Agent Patti Jordan
  • Please direct questions relative to the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Program and the corresponding forms (Pages 9-13) to the MBE/WBE Outreach Director for the City of Providence, Grace Diaz
  • Please direct questions relative to the specifications outlined (beginning on page 14) to the issuing department’s subject matter expert:

Past Applications

Non-violence Training Request for Proposals

The City released an RFP for a city-wide non-violence training for youth age 15-24 that will enhance participants’ conflict resolution skills and proactively identify interpersonal conflicts between individuals and groups at risk of escalating to violence.

Deadline for Applications: 10/12/21

QUESTIONS:

  • Please direct questions relative to the bidding process, how to fill out forms, and how to submit a bid (Pages 1-8) to Purchasing Agent Patti Jordan.
  • Please direct questions relative to the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Program and the corresponding forms (Pages 9-13) to the MBE/WBE Outreach Director for the City of Providence, Grace Diaz
  • Please direct questions relative to the specifications outlined (beginning on page 14) to the issuing department’s subject matter expert:
    • Bret Jacob, Director of Research and Development, LGBTQIA+ Liaison
    • Phone: 401 680-5751
    • Email: bjacob@providenceri.gov

Apply for a Small Business Grant

Beginning October 15, 2021, you are eligible to apply for a microgrant of $2,500 if your business was negatively impacted by COVID-19. The grant program is made possible with the City’s American Rescue Plan funding.

Submit Proposals

Organizations or individuals who have detailed, proposed uses of funds for the Providence Rescue Plan are invited to submit proposals.