In an effort to minimize the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall will be operating via appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For COVID-19 information in the City of Pawtucket, please visit http://www.pawtucketri.com/COVID19. 

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Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PpgT-s6IQiGIiPyGeU4oGw

 

 

CITY OF PAWTUCKET SMALL BUSINESS WEBINAR PRESENTATION 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

City announces New Loan Pogram for Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

La ciudad anuncia un nuevo programa de préstamos para pequeñas empresas afectadas por el brote de COVID-19


For questions regarding how the City may assist your business during the COVID 19 Emergency please contact us at businessassistance@pawtucketri.com or please call us at 728-0500 ext. 451.

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): 

https://rifoundation.org/grant/covid-19-response-fund-grants

En Espanol: https://rifoundation.org/grant/subvenciones-del-fondo-de-repuesta-al-covid-19

 

Creative Capital Grants: https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/?fbclid=IwAR3kyQGd2JYvG8JBd3VEdhMQ7l9fQzaSz_Q-EZtkMZMu-E3lZowviK09-d0

 

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) (Information and Financial Resources):

https://risca.online/coronavirus-and-the-arts-resources-and-updates/

 

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

RHode Island's Sick and Safe Leave Information: ENGLISH | SPANISH

Do I qualify for Paid "Sick and Safe Leave"? ENGLISH | SPANISH

 

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

 

Rhode Island Black Business Association: https://www.ri-bba.org/ ; Phone Number: 401- 383-1179

 

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   

Information: https://libn.com/2020/03/23/with-dining-bonds-restaurant-veterans-try-to-save-industry-from-covid-19-setback/

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

 

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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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  • Press Release

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"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

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