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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on April 26, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Rhode Island, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Resource Center website or Rhode Island's Department of Health website

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Description of Program and Relief

Small Business Hotline and COVID-19 Resource Guide

Rhode Island Commerce has created a simple, user-friendly online Resource Guide to COVID-19 related business questions, including links to state and local resources.

They have also created the Small Business Hotline for any additional questions about operating a business during the COVID-19 crisis: (401) 521-HELP. Calls are taken between 8:30am – 5:30pm. After hours, callers are asked to leave a detailed voicemail. People may also send an e-mail to

Government or Lead Agency

Rhode Island Commerce

Dates Available

Effective immediately

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Small Business Hotline: (401) 521-HELP or email

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