greater providence chamber of commerce

SBA and Treasury begin public-private effort to distribute funds

Chamber Member Survey: How is Your Business and
How Can We Continue to Serve You During These Times

Your responses will help us to gauge which of our members are open, closed or partially operational, what your near-term outlook is and what services we can continue to provide which will be of the highest value to you. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey. Thank you!
401Gives — Ready to Lend a Helping Hand?
TODAY, April 1, you can help Rhode Island nonprofits by supporting 401Gives. 401Gives is Rhode Island’s 24-hour virtual giving day to support the nonprofits that help make our community a great place to live and provide vital services in times of crisis. Many nonprofits are stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic and need funding to continue their work.
SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private
Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds

The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The Program will provide much-needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed.
«Thank you for your commitment to keeping each other safe and healthy during this time. I see neighbors finding innovative ways to support each other and it’s clear that Providence in every sense is a city of kindness. That creativity and sense of unity is particularly alive and well within our local business community.»
Verizon: We’re Here. And We’re Ready.
Verizon is prepared to serve customers during the COVID-19 crisis. Verizon is also partnering with first responders, governments, schools, and public health agencies to deliver on critical missions. They are also investing in the U.S. economy and donating to critical organizations nationally and internationally.
DOL: Families First Coronavirus Response
Act: Questions and Answers

As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.