HArT Recovery Grant Program
Rhode Island Hotel, Arts & Tourism (HArT) Grant Program Solicitation for Applications
On November 2, 2020, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation will begin accepting applications for Rhode Island Hotel, Arts & Tourism (HArT) Grants. The State has allocated $20 million for the program, with eligible businesses and nonprofits able to receive grants of up to $1 million on a competitive basis.
The Rhode Island HArT Grant Program is a competitive grant program that aims to prevent closure of arts, culture, hospitality & tourism businesses and institutions while also building resilience to shifts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting their workforce, and engaging with their communities.
Of the $20 million grant allocation, $10 million will support Engagement, Service, and Resiliency activities (“ESR” Funds). ESR funds are designed to spur economic activity, create safe convening opportunities, and allow increased and accessible artistic and tourist-friendly opportunities. Some examples of ESR activities could include: hosting COVID-appropriate events or activities, providing hotel vouchers and or discounts to those wishing to work or learn remotely, hosting safe meetings; and enabling virtual and remote events. Additionally, $10 million will come in the form of direct support for hotels, arts, culture, and tourism organizations.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE LIVE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020
Please note: The application can be filled out on your device using Adobe Reader (download here). Open Adobe Reader then select ‘Tools’ and then ‘Fill & Sign’. Select the downloaded application, fill in your info, and save again when completed.
Questions on the application and completed applications process may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Info: https://commerceri.com/hart-recovery-grant-program/