COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Task Force

On May 6, 2021, the Providence City Council passed a resolution, introduced by Councilwomen LaFortune, establishing the City of Providence Recovery and Resiliency Task Force. This resolution charges the Task Force to “balance a long and short term equitable and impactful deployment of stimulus relief funds in the City of Providence” as well as to “provide guidance and make recommendations to the city government” about the use of the $165 million received by Providence as part of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF).

Mayor Elorza and Providence City Council worked to appoint this 14-member Task Force, composed of community leaders representing a wide array of interests and expertise who began meeting on July 23, 2021.

Each Task Force meeting is open to the public. You can see past meetings and access future meetings on the Open Meetings Portal.

 

On November 12, 2021 the Task Force voted to approve the following report detailing their recommendations to the City on the allocation of Providence’s American Rescue Plan funds.

Meet the Task Force

Kristin Adamo

President and CEO, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Angie Ankoma

Co-Chair

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Peter Asen

Director of Strategy and Development, Providence Housing Authority

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Shannon Carroll

President & CEO, Genesis Center

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Sabrina Chaudhary

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Paige Clausius-Parks

Paige Clausius-Parks

Senior Policy Analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza

Mayor, City of Providence

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Jim Karam

President, CEO, and founder, First Bristol Corporation

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Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune

Providence City Council Member

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Oscar Mejias

Co-Chair

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Diana Perdomo

 

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Julian Drix, MPH

Co-Director, Health Equity Institute at the Rhode Island Department of Health

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Jaychele Schenck

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Gen Z: We Want To Live

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Larry Warner, MPH

 Chief Impact and Equity Officer, United Way of Rhode Island

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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.