Wednesday, December 2, 2020        

Attention Businesses! Take It Outside Applications Now Available

The Town of Smithfield was recently awarded $75,000 in grant funds to serve as an intermediary organization to use the funds to cover the cost of producing wintertime events and procuring items such as heat lamps, tents and tables.

The Take It Outside Initiative was created to encourage and increase outdoor commerce and reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. To support these efforts, the Town of Smithfield and Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, are supplying businesses with select outdoor equipment.

The Application Period began on Wednesday, October 28th and closes at noon Friday, November 6, 2020. The Town will make every effort to fill eligible applicants’ requests; however, there is limited funding available. The average estimated value of items distributed to each applicant is expected to average $2,000 to $3,000 in value, with a maximum amount of $7,500, depending on the number of requests received and if additional funds become available.

Smithfield Take It Outside Application (.pdf)