Providence is home to diverse neighborhoods, a bustling downtown, college campuses, and so much more. Throughout our City, you'll also find incredible parks and greenspaces maintained by our Parks Department.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence City Council and Department of Recreation today announced that four City Recreation Centers will offer extended hours for young adults 18 and over Monday-Thursday from 9:00PM-11:00PM. Beginning today, and until the foreseeable future, Recreation Centers expanding hours include: Neutaconkanut, West End, Rogers and Vincent Brown Recreation Centers.
The City of Providence announced today that Collyer Street will remain closed to all vehicular traffic but open for pedestrian travel beginning on October 15, 2021 at 5:00PM. Pedestrian travel is limited to the east side of Collyer Street (closest to North Main Street).
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council President John Igliozzi (ward 7), Council Finance Chair Jo-Ann Ryan (ward 5), and the Providence City Council today launched the City of Providence's online COVID-19 Small Business Grant Application, designed to provide microgrants to businesses throughout the City of Providence and support economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program will offer grants of $2,500 to over 2,700 qualified businesses using nearly $7 million of federal American Rescue Plan relief dollars.
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The City of Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Providence. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Vaccines are available to anyone regardless of immigration status. Additionally, they are offered at no cost and no insurance is required. Learn about upcoming clinics here!
In 2017, Mayor Elorza signed an executive order establishing the Providence Municipal ID Program – IDPVD. The IDPVD card is a photo identification card for Providence residents issued by the City of Providence. IDPVD users receive access to City partners, such as Ocean State Libraries, and receive discounts to some local businesses. Learn more or apply for an ID here!
PVD Rescue Plan
Over the next three years, Providence will receive $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a once-in-a-generation, transformative investment in our City’s future. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts. Learn how you can engage in the City's Rescue Plan here.
African American Ambassador Group PVD
Mayor Elorza began meeting regularly with the African American Ambassador Group in May 14 2020 to discuss the disproportionate number of African Americans impacted by COVID-19. The group has since evolved to meet weekly and discuss and advance a social justice agenda for the City of Providence. Learn more or engage with the group here!