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Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund

Grants to Rhode Island Municipal Agencies and Economic
Development Organizations to Improve Public Spaces

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Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

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Grants to Rhode Island municipal agencies and economic development organizations for the improvement of commercial districts. Funding is available for projects that improve the streetscape, such as enhanced sidewalks, new street furniture, new way-finding signage, upgraded building facades, or improved street or public space lighting.

The Streetscape Improvement Project must be located in an area that is a walkable, compact mix of land uses suitable for small business development and commerce and that attracts residents and visitors to frequent the activities located in the area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166814

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $300,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Applicant must be a municipality, a political subdivision of a municipality, or an Economic Development Organization.

If the Applicant is other than a municipality, the Applicant must secure a letter of support for the Streetscape Improvement Project from the mayor or elected city or town administrator of the municipality where the project is located or, in the absence of these officials, from either the city or town council president or the appointed city or town manager.

Commencement of construction work on the Streetscape Improvement Project prior to the filing of the Application will result in the project being ineligible for funding; provided that a Streetscape Improvement Project that is a distinct phase of a larger, multiphase project shall not be ineligible for funding by virtue of the fact that construction on a different phase of the project commenced prior to the filing of the Application.

Please note: The requested Award must only be for expenses incurred directly and exclusively for the construction of the Streetscape Improvement Project

Pre-Application Information:

2018 Application deadlines are April 12, June 12, and August 10.

Applicants must have matching funds of at least 30% of the total project cost, though matching funds can take multiple forms, including expenditure on direct construction costs or soft costs, real estate donated to the project, or federal or local grants.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications may be submitted in person or by USPS registered mail to the following address:

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
Attn: Investments Team
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908

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