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Governor McKee and Rhode Island Commerce Launch New Grant Program to Help Reduce Energy Costs for Small Businesses
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Today Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island Commerce announced the launch of the RI Rebounds Energy Efficiency Program - a new grant program to help small businesses reduce their energy costs. The program reimburses small businesses up to $10,000 for...
PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Commerce is announcing a new request for proposal (RFP) to increase and promote attraction and destination events across the State. Funds will be used to promote, maintain, or improve existing attractions, or to assist in the development...
Governor McKee, Commerce Secretary Tanner Highlight Proposed Team Rhode Island Budget Investments in Rhode Island Main Streets, Announce Applications Now Open For a New Round of Grant Funding
CRANSTON, RI – Governor Dan McKee and Commerce Secretary Liz Tanner today announced that applications for a new round of funding for the state’s Main Street Improvement and Site Readiness programs are now open. “Main Streets are at the heart of our communities and are...