Rhode Island Commerce | Emergency Assistance
For Business Impacted by the Washington Bridge

SBA’s Washington Bridge Business Recovery Center closed on Thursday, June 27.

  • Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at SBA.gov/disaster.
  • Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
  • For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

RI 20130: Road Closure Due to Sudden Bridge Failure

Incident Date: December 11, 2023 and continuing

Type of Loans: Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) only

Working capital disaster loans to meet your operating expenses until full recovery

Counties: Providence, Bristol and Kent in RI; Windham, CT; Bristol, Norfolk, and Worcester in MA

Eligible: Small businesses, non-profit organizations Interest rate: 4% for businesses; 3.25% for non-profits

Application deadline: September 16, 2024

Note: Must show a direct relationship between your financial losses and the incident

>> Download SBA’s Washington Bridge Closure Fact Sheet

For Business Impacted by Severe Weather (September 10 - 13, 2023)
  • SBA assistance covers Providence County, and the continuous counties of Kent and Bristol, RI.

RI 20114: Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes

Incident Date: September 10-13, 2023

Type of Loans: Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)

Primary County: Providence

FEMA grants for homeowners and renters; Physical Disaster Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans available

Adjacent Counties: Bristol and Kent

Economic Injury Disaster Loans only

Application deadline:

Physical Loans – March 7, 2024

Economic Injury Disaster Loans – October 7, 2024

>> Download SBA’s September 2023 Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes Fact Sheet

For Business Impacted by Severe Weather (December 17 - 19, 2023)

RI-20196 & 20197: Severe Storms and Flooding

Incident Date: December 17 – 19, 2023

Type of Loans: Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Home Disaster Loans available.

Counties: Kent, Providence, Washington

Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Home Disaster Loans

Adjacent Counties: Bristol

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) only.

Application Filing Deadline:

Physical Damage Loans – May 20, 2024

Economic Injury Disaster Loans – December 23, 2024

>> Download SBA’s December Storms and Flooding Fact Sheet

For Business Impacted by Severe Weather (January 9 – 13, 2024)

RI 20198 & 20199: Severe Storms and Flooding

Incident Date: January 9 – 13, 2024

Types of Loans: Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Home Disaster Loans

Primary Counties: Kent, Providence, Washington

Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Home Disaster Loans

Adjacent Counties: Bristol, Newport

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) only.

Application Filing Deadline:

Physical Damage Loans – May 20, 2024

Economic Injury Disaster Loans – December 23, 2024

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For Updates from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation

Go to www.dot.ri.gov for more information.

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