Small Business Grant Program
Mayor Jorge Elorza, Council President Igliozzi, Council Finance Chair Ryan, 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.
See eligibility criteria and apply here.
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.
If you need help getting started:
Call PVD311 or (401)421-2489 and request Small Business Coordinator Victor Regino. Support is available in English or Spanish.
If you have questions once you have begun your application:
Please contact or 1-833-238-3945 for any application accommodations, including translations or technical assistance. Phone hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
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 Victor Regino at or call 401-680-500 and ask to be connected to the Office of Economy Opportunity.
Access to Capital
Learn about potential funding opportunities like the Providence Business loan Fund and others by visiting the City of Providence Business Portal.