SBA PPP Loans - The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is doing its best to match small businesses in Rhode Island that do not have relationships with financial institutions with lenders who will be able to process their PPP applications. If you wish to apply for the PPP program but do not have access to a financial institution -- or if your bank/lender has told you it is unable to assist you. For any questions you may have please contact the Commerce RI by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unemployment Insurance - Dept of Labor & Training (DLT) unemployment insurance now available for Contact (1099) Workers such as Gig economy workers, contract workers, small business owners, workers for hire, self-employed, or others ineligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits can apply for emergency COVID unemployment insurance with DLT here https://covidemergencyuibenefits.dlt.ri.gov/ [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com].
CVS COVID Testing - CVS opened a no-cost Coronavirus rapid-test drive through facility at Twin River in Lincoln, RI. Appointments are required but physician referral is not required. Further information is available on the CVS Minute Clinic site at this link: https://bit.ly/3aPfpMM [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]
Small Business Assistance - Commerce hotline: 401-521-HELP