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Over 4,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans approved in RI

Message from Governor Raimondo:
Answering Your Questions about Cloth Masks

Last week, the State of Rhode Island began recommending that we should all be wearing cloth face coverings when we are out in public. Governor Raimondo has signed an executive order making this direction clearer, including for businesses and their employees.
SBA Update: Over 4,000 Paycheck Protection Program
Loans Approved in Rhode Island

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll, while allowing recipients to have a portion or all of the loan amount forgiven at the end of the 8 week period.
Rhode Island Foundation Commits $100,000 to
Close Tech Gaps for Students Statewide

The Rhode Island Department of Education and Rhode Island Foundation have announced an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to help students and families struggling to access adequate distance learning technology and internet connectivity. The Foundation has committed $100,000 to the Fund for Rhode Island Public Education to provide computers and Wi-Fi hotspots to school communities with students and families in need.
HealthSourceRI Extends Special
Enrollment Period Through April 30

HealthSourceRI has extended the limited-time Special Enrollment Period established in response to COVID-19 through April 30, 2020. This period allows uninsured Rhode Islanders to enroll in health coverage.
Safe – Individually Wrapped Meals from Pranzi
All of Pranzi’s packages can be individually wrapped at no additional fee. Their delivery fleet is on the road everyday!
Upcoming Virtual Events from Sprout CoWorking
How can businesses help each other? What can an individual do in the crisis? Browse these remote resources to see upcoming virtual events for the current situation.
Trinity Rep Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating
from Charity Navigator for Second Year

Trinity Repertory Company’s improved financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the second year in a row after first being awarded the distinction in 2019.