Get Involved

The COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Task Force is made up of Providence community leaders who are committed to community engagement. As the Recovery and Resiliency Task Force meets, you will have plenty of opportunities to make your voice heard and direct how the Task Force makes its recommendations. There will also be opportunities to use the resources from the Providence Rescue Plan to make a difference in your life and in your community. Below are a few of the ways you can get involved. Democracy only works when community members and leaders engage. Do not miss this opportunity to make your voice heard!

 

Past events:

  • Providence Rescue Plan Community Conversation hosted by ARISE and South Providence Neighborhood Association 
    • WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 5:30-7:00 PM  
    • WATCH: Video Recording
  • Providence COVID-19 Recovery Anchor Business Roundtable Discussion 
    • WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5:00-6:30 PM  
    • WATCH: Video Recording
  • Providence Rescue Plan Community Conversation hosted by Facilitate Change 
  • Providence COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Roundtable Discussion  
  • Providence Rescue Plan Community Conversation hosted by the Latino Policy Institute
  • Providence Rescue Plan Community Conversation hosted by the NAACP Providence Branch
  • Providence Rescue Plan Community Conversation hosted by Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) 
      • WHEN: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:00-8:00 PM  
      • WHERE: DARE Parking Lot at 340 Lockwood Street, Providence, RI 02907

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.

Community Event Calendar

Join City officials, Task Force members and community leaders at upcoming community events in neighborhoods throughout the City.

Community events will be held throughout this process and can be found on the events calendar below. These public-forum style events allow you to speak directly to city council members, task force members, and community leaders in a less formal setting, allowing for open back-and-forth discussion.

Look for a community event held near you below.

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Task Force Open Meetings

The Task Force met between July 23 and November 5, hearing spending needs from the City administration and the public, before drafting recommendations for the City Council. Meeting agendas, minutes, supplemental documents, and recordings of the Task Force meetings can be found below. Due to technical issues, not all meetings were recorded.