Applications are open for two notice of funding programs, as well as other training and support opportunities
Thursday, October 13, 2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence is accepting applications for two new notice of funding programs designed to support workforce development and neighborhood organizations that serve Providence residents. The first program, the Workforce Development Funding Program, is intended to help local organizations provide job training programs to Providence residents. The second program, the Hardest Hit Community Organizations Fund, aims to provide grant funding to neighborhood organizations who serve economically vulnerable Providence neighborhoods.
Workforce Development Funding Program
The Workforce Development Funding Program makes financial resources available to workforce development entities, community nonprofits and associations that provide workforce development programs and have experienced economic hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These hardships include periods of shutdown, declines in revenue, increased costs or the inability to serve those groups and individuals with significant barriers to employment that were most impacted by COVID-19.
Applications for the Workforce Development Funding Program close on November 10, 2022. Application workshops and question-and-answer sessions regarding the Workforce Development Funding Program will be held virtually via Zoom and will provide an overview of the application process and answer any questions. Potential applicants are encouraged to select the session that works best for their schedule, which includes:
- October 19, 9:30AM
- October 26, 9:30AM
- November 2, 9:30AM
- November 9, 9:30AM
Participation in a workshop is not mandatory and any questions asked during the workshops will be recorded and shared publicly for the benefit of applicants and the community. To find the Zoom links for the virtual meetings, as well as further details on the fund and the application process, visit https://pvdrescueplan.com/apply/.
Hardest Hit Community Organizations Fund
The Hardest Hit Community Organizations Fund provides grants to neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations serving populations experiencing disproportionate socio-economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant fund aims to build capacity for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) organizations to better support residents. Applications for the Hardest Hit Community Organizations Fund are due by October 21, 2022. Application workshops were held virtually and in person during the first week of October. Recordings of those workshops can be found here. To learn more about eligibility and apply for the Hardest Hit Community Organizations Fund, visit www.pvdrescueplan.com/apply.
These programs are federally funded by the City of Providence’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. In addition to the two funding opportunities detailed above, there are many other ways to engage with the Providence Rescue Plan. To see all ARPA funding and training opportunities, visit www.pvdrescueplan.com/apply. Information on all ARPA programs and projects for the City of Providence can be found at www.pvdrescueplan.com.