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.
Meet the Task Force
President and CEO, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza
Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune
Julian Drix, MPH
Co-Director, Health Equity Institute at the Rhode Island Department of Health
Larry Warner, MPH
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.
Organizations or individuals who have detailed, proposed uses of funds for the Providence Rescue Plan are invited to submit proposals.