Apply now! Application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 15
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.