The City of Providence's Storefront Improvement Program is one of the 20 steps outlined in Mayor Angel Taveras' economic development action plan, Putting Providence Back to Work. The Program is intended to revitalize neighborhood business districts and to help locally-owned and operated businesses attract customers, grow their business, and create jobs. Businesses are eligible to receive reimbursements for 50-percent of eligible storefront improvement costs, up to $10,000.
Providence is known for its diverse, historic neighborhoods, which are anchored by small businesses. The Storefront Improvement Program is designed to facilitate new development, and to enhance the businesses, beauty and safety of Providence's neighborhoods.
Applying for a grant is easy and assistance is available for each step of the process from completing an application, to soliciting bids, to improvement design and project completion.
The City Providence is not currently accepting applications for the Storefront Program. If and when additional funding is available, applications will be accepted once again. Funds were available on a first come first served basis.