Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program

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Council President John J. Igliozzi, Council Finance Chairwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, 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.

To Be Eligible For A Grant, Businesses Must:



  • Have been established and recognized by the City of Providence by December 31, 2019.

  • Be in good standing with the City of Providence.

    • Businesses must be up to date on City taxes and all Department of Licensing requirements.

    • Not receive funds and any other financial benefits from the City of $5,000 or more to be eligible.

    • This includes, but is not limited to, Tax Stabilization Agreements or Community Development Block Grants.

  • Intend to stay in business for the following 12 months.

  • Have less than 240 employees.

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.

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