Offering working capital grants to qualifying small business microenterprises adversely impacted by COVID-19.
The State of Rhode Island Office of Housing & Community Development has advised that some of the eligibility requirements that previously disqualified applicants for the MicroEnterprise Grant Program have been amended.
The MicroEnterprise Grant Program is administered by the Office of Housing & Community Development. Eligible businesses are able to receive a one-time grant for $5000.00 which is funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The amended eligibility requirements are set forth below.
June 2020 Update: Businesses with one owner/employee only may apply. Businesses that received EIDL and/or PPP funds may apply, as long as the adverse impacts on the business exceed other assistance by at least $5,000. Businesses opened in 2019 that meet all other eligibility criteria may apply
The Town of Bristol application: AVAILABLE HERE.
The Town of Barrington application: AVAILABLE HERE
The Town of Warren application: AVAILABLE HERE
For more information regarding the MicroEnterprise Grant program in Warren and to inquire as to eligibility, please contact Bob Rulli, Director, Office of Planning & Community Development via email only, firstname.lastname@example.org.