City Offering Grant Program for MicroEnterprises
Stabilization Grant Program for Small Businesses Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 Now Available
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, May 22, 2020) – The City of Newport has joined other Rhode Island communities in launching a Microenterprise (MicroE) Stabilization Grant Program offering working capital grants to qualifying small business microenterprises adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Grants totaling up to $5,000 are available to each approved applicant in a single lump-sum payment. Newport has access to a total of $50,000 for MicroE grants. No City funds are involved.
Aquidneck Island Communities Launch Joint Recovery Effort
Aquidneck Island Economic Recovery Partnership aims to align local business response
NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, May 13, 2020) – Aquidneck Island’s three municipalities are banding together to help the island’s economy recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The City of Newport and the Towns of Middletown and Portsmouth have announced a joint effort to help businesses re-open and job seekers get back to work as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.
City Delays Start of Paid Parking Season
Parking will remain free until June 1st
NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, April 29, 2020) – It will be free to park at metered spaces and municipal parking lots throughout the City for the entire month of May.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the City announced on Tuesday that the start of the Newport’s annual Parking Meter program is being delayed until June 1, 2020. The start of the Residential Parking Program, which normally runs from May 1st through October 1st, is also being delayed until June 1st.