Millions In Grant Money Aimed At Rhode Island Economy


Governor McKee and Rhode Island Commerce is making available some eight million dollars in grant money to help businesses and organizations in the tourism, hospitality and event industries which suffered losses because of the pandemic. The Rhode Island Rebounds Initiative provides help for hotels, cultural organizations as well as the restaurant industry.   

“Our Administration is committed to supporting local businesses and ensuring Rhode Island’s vibrant hospitality, tourism, and event sectors rebound from the pandemic with strength,” said Governor Dan McKee. “I’m grateful to the Speaker, Senate President and members of the General Assembly for passing our RI Rebounds proposal which allows us to deliver this crucial funding.”  

“Rhode Island’s tourism, hospitality and arts and culture are a big reason why Rhode Island draws so many visitors from near and far,” said Lt. Governor Sabina Matos. “Unfortunately, these same businesses have experienced some of our local economy’s biggest losses due to the pandemic. We are excited to announce this grant program today and look forward to welcoming visitors to our great state this upcoming summer!” 

 Officials say the state is recovering from the pandemic but there are some businesses that are lagging. 

 More information is available through the State website. 

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