October 23, 2020

City of East Providence awarded $75,000 “Take it Outside” Grant

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East Providence, RI – The City of East Providence has been selected by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation as a “Take it Outside” grant awardee.

The funds will enable the City to dole out up to $5,000 in grant funding to East Providence businesses who are working to take their business services outside during the pandemic.

The businesses may apply for eligible equipment and supplies including patio heaters, outdoor lighting, tables, chairs and more that will be used to support outdoor activities beginning fall 2020.

In response to the impact on small businesses, Mayor Bob DaSilva, together with Planning & Economic Development Director William Fazioli, Chief Planner Jim Moran applied for the funds through a competitive process of more than 80 applications seeking more than $5.7 million in grant funding. East Providence businesses will need to apply for the grant here:

https://www.eastprovidencebusiness.com/incentives/pages/city-east-providence-%E2%80%9Ctake-it-outside%E2%80%9D-business-assistance-grant-program  

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