City Hall will be closed on the last business day of the week, which will primarily fall on a Friday. In accordance with the Governor’s Pause, City Hall will be closed to the public from November 30th to December 13th. We continue to encourage the community to safely and securely use the online and mail services that are available on the Pawtucket website. Residents and businesses can still contact City Hall Departments during hours of operation by calling City Hall and its employees, who will continue to work in the building, at 401-728-0500. A drop box is also available outside of City Hall.
Restore RI Grant Program: https://commerceri.com/about-us/restore-ri/
Pawtucket Foundation Outdoor Seating & Dining Program: Guidelines and Application Form
Required Documentation with Applications:
CITY OF PAWTUCKET SPANISH SMALL BUSINESS WEBINAR HERE.
LISC Small Business Grant Funding: https://lisc.tfaforms.net/95
CITY OF PAWTUCKET SMALL BUSINESS WEBINAR: RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY SLIDES HERE.
Guidance on Re-Opening for Small Businesses: https://www.reopeningri.com/
Licensing on Outdoor Seating for Restaurants: http://www.pawtucketri.com/city-clerks-office
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, please see different opportunities for small business loans and grants.
Pawtucket Business Development Corporation (PBDC) COVID-19 Emergency Loans: Form here.
LISC Small Business Relief Grants: https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/
Save Small Business Fund Grant Program: https://www.savesmallbusiness.com/?fbclid=IwAR3jIStS285peWYQsiNBf-b0PD0Yt1VTDmn9-Pv518EyQsGeFlJ_ay71R10#eligibility
Commerce RI/Small Business Administration(SBA): https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Mainvest (Potential for $2,000, 0% interest loan partnered with community investment): https://mainvest.com/blog/MSI?utm_campaign=MSI%20Partners%20Outreach&utm_medium=email&utm_source=autopilot
Facebook Small Business Grants (Coming Soon): https://www.facebook.com/business/grants
LISC/Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund (Up to $10,000 in grant funds): https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/
James Beard Foundation (Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund): https://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/relief-fund?utm_source=social&utm_medium=instagram&utm_campaign=2020-03-19
The Champlin Foundation: https://champlinfoundation.org/apply/#submit-an-application
Nonprofits & The Arts Grants/Information:
United Way/RI Foundation for Nonprofits (those serving vulnerable populations):
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) (Information and Financial Resources):
National Endowment for the Arts: https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-for-artists-and-arts-organizations
Craft Emergency Relief Fund: https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/eligibility/
Theatre Community Benevolent Fund: https://www.stagesource.org/page/TCBF
New England Grassroots Environmental Fund: https://grassrootsfund.org/dollars/rapid-response-funding
Local bank and Lending Information: PDF Here
Information & Resources:
Gift it Forward/RI Small Business Resources (small business registration, nominations, and corporate giving): https://rismallbusiness.org/
Rhode Island Division of Taxation: http://www.tax.ri.gov/; Phone Number 401-574-8484
Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training: http://www.dlt.state.ri.us/ ; Phone Number: 401-462-2020
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resources: https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/small-business-resources-for-surviving-coronavirus
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce: https://www.nrichamber.com/covid-19-resources-for-businesses.html ; Phone Number: 401-334-1000
RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: www.rihispanicchamber.org
Rhode Island Center for Women and Enterprise: https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island ; Phone Number: 401-277-0800
Progreso Latino (free consulting for minority owned businesses): https://progresolatino.org/ ; Phone number: 401-256-7925
Polaris MEP (resources for manufacturers): https://polarismep.org/ ; Phone Number 401-270-8896
Support Rhode Island Restaurants Facebook Page: Support RI Restaurants
Restaurant Dining Bonds Program: Registration Site: https://diningbonds.typeform.com/to/AiAlfs
Internal Revenue Service (IRS):The Treasury Department and IRS have announced a three-month delay for any tax payments owed up to $1 million. You’ll still need to file your returns by April 15, 2020 but will have until July 15 to pay. This will apply to individual tax returns but should also cover many pass-through entities and small businesses. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus ; Phone Number: 1-800-829-1040
Main Street America: https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/covid19resources
Rhode Island superior court Business Protection Program: Court https://www.ri.gov/press/view/38050
Kabbage (Gift Certificates to support Small Business): https://www.kabbage.com/helpsmallbusiness
Free Online Software Tools
Microsoft Office 365: http://www.doit.ri.gov/covid-19/ (Microsoft Office tools for 6 months)
Google Hangouts Free Video Conferencing: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/helping-businesses-and-schools-stay-connected-in-response-to-coronavirus
Cisco Free WebEx Video Conferencing: https://cart.webex.com/sign-up
Dear Business Professional:
Thank you for considering the City of Pawtucket, birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Whether you are the owner of an existing Pawtucket business looking to expand, someone who is looking to locate or relocate your business in our city, or thinking of holding an event here, we want to be a partner in your success. It is our goal to provide you with customized service of the highest quality. The City of Pawtucket is committed to promoting smart, responsible growth within our city that respects our rich history of economic innovation, cultural diversity, and the unique character of our community.
We are truly here to help you however we can. Our team is always just a phone call, email, or text message away. Pawtucket is home to a vibrant business community which also takes an active role throughout our community, whether by individual initiatives or through public-private partnerships we enjoy such as with the Pawtucket Foundation. These leaders, from hundreds of diversified industries, possess a wealth of knowledge and a keen willingness to help other private sector ventures succeed.
We have created this page to provide quick, convenient access to the numerous City resources you may need. From the permitting process to bidding on City projects, from licensing to tax incentives and a host of other ways we can help, this webpage is your one-stop shop for doing business in Pawtucket. We are continually looking for ways to improve our services, so if you have any suggestions please reach out and share them with us.
Thank you again for considering Pawtucket. We look forward to working with you.
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien