Thank you for filling out this application. This information will be used to guide LISC in determining eligibility for a micro bridge loan with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. This is part one of a two part application process. Please email RILISCapp@lisc.org with questions.
Eligibility is based on a complete and accurate submission of the required materials, which includes confirmation of the completion of an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (SBA EIDL) Program application with the Small Business Administration: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/. Applications will NOT be processed or moved forward and funding will not be reserved for review without verification of the completion of the SBA EIDL Program application.

This program will fund six month, interest-free loans of up to $5,000 to Rhode Island restaurants1 and food service businesses, as well as other Rhode Island small businesses with 1-10 employees whose business was affected by Coronavirus-related (COVID-19) restrictions on in-person activities.*

Please note that this web page may not save your work if you leave the website before completing and submitting the application. You may also lose your work if your internet is disconnected, or as a result of other potential web browser issues. We recommend respondents save their answers in a separate document as a backup in case their work in progress on this page disappears for any reason.

1Restaurants/food service businesses with more than 10 employees are eligible for loans under this program. Chain restaurants are not eligible. Chain restaurants are restaurants that are part of a national or multi-state brand.

*If you do not meet these criteria and are looking for further assistance and other resources please call (401) 521-HELP (4357).

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* 1. Applicant

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* 2. Business Information

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* 4. Federal ID/Tax Identification Number 

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* 5. What is your primary Industry?

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* 11. Amount requested (up to $5,000)

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* 15. Are you concerned about your ability to pay your bills in April or beyond?

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* 16. Please describe the direct and indirect ways COVID-19 has impacted your revenue (i.e. overhead and fixed expenses, local shut down requirements, etc.)

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* 18. Please upload a confirmation of online submission or the first page and signature page of the application submitted by mail or other documentation that will demonstrate submission to SBA, if available.

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