External Resources Responding to COVID-19

…bridge loan program for restaurants and micro-businesses (business with up to 10 employees). Eligible businesses must first apply for a federal Small Business Administration emergency disaster loan. Businesses can then…


City of Providence Announces Microenterprise Accelerator Program

…Providence Small Business Assistance initiative, designed to provide direct supports to small business owners. Individuals seeking assistance or with questions can contact the City’s Small Business Coordinator, Jessie Ernster, by…


Frequently Asked Questions – Tax Assessor

…register a new business? All new businesses must first obtain their business license within City Hall. Upon acquisition of such license, they may proceed to call into, submit by mail…


Providence to Offer Grants for Design-Based Businesses

…program supports Providence-based design businesses in reaching their business growth goals. Through a competitive, merit-based grant application process, applicants are asked to submit qualifications and experience, business goal(s), expected milestones,…


PVD Self-Employment Program

…reach out to the Center for Women & Enterprise at Info.RhodeIsland@cweonline.org. The program consists of a three-module course: Business Planning Mentoring Program GAP Boot Camp   BUSINESS PLANNING The Business


Mayor Elorza, DESIGNxRI Launch Sixth Annual Providence Design Catalyst Program Cycle

…DESIGNxRI program highlights include: $986,000 of investment into 60 design businesses 40 business mentors engaged from the RI business community 62-69% of businesses have increased production (expanding operations, moving into…



…collection attempts have failed. Unpaid taxes are NOT reported to credit rating agencies.   Business (tangible) tax I would like to buy a business but do not know what taxes…


Mayor Elorza Announces Keith Stokes to Serve as Business and Development Director

business sectors. As our business community recovers from the pandemic, I know Keith will hit the ground running to develop business and workforce recovery plans with community members to ensure…



…12. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from the exterior wall and does not require additional support of Groups…


Providence Hate Crime Hotline

Call 1-877-3HCRIME (support available 24 x 7) HOW TO CALL For support: call 1-877-3HCRIME (1-877-342-7463) or download the PVD311 app for easy access. HOW IT WORKS The hotline is available…


Social Services List

…by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, and education for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence; and to effect systems change Services: Hotlines, Drop-in Center, Support Groups, Teen Dating…


Providence is Snow Ready!

…media for weather and city service updates. Facebook: City of Providence Twitter: @CityofProv Prepare Your Home or Business Be sure to check for debris that are clogging storm drains closest…


Mayor Elorza, DESIGNxRI Launch Inaugural Providence Pre-Catalyst Program Cycle

…sustained business growth. Since 2016, the Design Catalyst program has funded a total of 69 businesses to the tune of $1,140,670. Total investment in the program to date, including business


Dexter Donation

…visible means of support, lives idly and neither uses nor exercises any ordinary or daily lawful trade of business to get his living by; during which time said Thomas shall…


Mayor Elorza, Center for Women and Enterprise Announce PVD Self-Employment Program for Providence Residents

…program consists of two components with focuses on business planning and business mentorship to ensure success. The Business Planning program is an intensive and comprehensive 3-week course that walks participants…


Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council Members Launch COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program

…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…


Small Business Division

  Request Technical Assistance For support with building the skills necessary to maintain or grow your business such as, accounting, business planning, marketing and more reach out to Jessie Ernster…


Seeking AmeriCorps Member

  AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity Full-Time Position 1700 hours in 10 Months       The Providence Police Department’s Community Relations Bureau and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a…


City of Providence Announces New Technical Assistance Program for Providence Small Businesses

…today announced a new technical assistance program designed to help Providence-based small businesses, especially microbusinesses with fewer than ten employees, expand their business knowledge and build their existing business. Businesses…


Mayor Smiley, Small Business Administration Announce Partnership to Support Local Small Businesses

…State Director Diane Fournaris, and Economic Development Director Cassandra Thomas today formalized a partnership focused on supporting small businesses in the City of Providence. The partnership provides businesses with access…