The application portal for the expanded and streamlined Restore Rhode Island grant program  is now open.






    The application portal for the expanded and streamlined Restore Rhode Island grant program  is now open. If you have not previously applied for the program, we encourage you to start the process and apply. Grants are available for up to $15,000 to help small businesses affected by COVID-19 with fixed costs and other COVID-related expenses.

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    • If you answer ‘YES’ to these three questions below, we invite you to learn more about the program and how to apply:
    • Are you a small, for-profit business in Rhode Island?
    • Is your business in an eligible industry? A full list of eligible industries can be found here [].
    • Did your business experience a major revenue (sales) drop due to COVID-19? Businesses must demonstrate a 30% or higher revenue (sales) drop in a month between March and July of 2020 (compared to the same month in 2019, January 2020, or February 2020) due to COVID-19.


    Begin Preparing to Apply Now


    If I've already applied, do I need to resubmit my application?

    • If your business is eligible under the new program rules, you do not need to submit a new application. If you have not already heard from the CRF team, please let us know [].

    Resources to help you with your application



    • One-on-one support by Zoom or in-person: If you need help scanning documents, uploading forms, or completing your application, Commerce is also offering individualized sessions via Zoom or at the Rhode Island Commerce's office at 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence. To sign up for a session, please fill out the form here [].


    • Mentor Sessions: SCORE Rhode Island is offering one-on-one mentor sessions to help complete the Restore RI application. To schedule an appointment, please click here [].


    • Partner Resources: We have partnered with a number of community partners such as the R.I. Hospitality Association, the R.I. Black Business Association, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Southeast Asians, and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce. To reach these organizations, please visit the 'Outreach Partners & Organizations' section here [].



    As always if you have any questions, you can send your questions to the Commerce team using this easy web form [].


    Thank you.