RI Rebounds Small Business Relief Grant Program Now Open!

Apply now! Application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 15
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is RI-REBOUND-GRAPHIC.pngThe Rhode Island Rebounds Small Business Grant Program provides direct financial assistance to our state’s small businesses that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are an independent artist or creative, small business owner, or make 20 percent of your income through your art, you are likely eligible. This new grant program, a partnership with Rhode Island Commerce, provides direct financial assistance grants of either $2,500 or $5,000.  The submission deadline is at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15. See below for a recording of a webinar specifically for artists and creatives, as well as a FAQ. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Mollie via email at mollie.flanagan@arts.ri.gov.
You do NOT need to have incorporated as an LLC or other formal business entity to qualify for this grant – if you are making money with your artistic practice, you are running a small business as a sole proprietorship.

RI Commerce has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions: https://commerceri.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/RI-Rebounds-FAQ.pdf.