Volunteering on a national committee may be just the experience for you. AIA offers various opportunities to grow your network, give back, share knowledge, and support your profession’s growth and development. National committees are a great way to stretch your leadership.
Restore RI: Helping small businesses most affected by COVID-19
The Restore RI grant program provides grants from $1,500 to $15,000 to small businesses, 1-20 employees, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsored by the Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Socially Distanced BEACH Cleanup
Please submit photos to by 9/15
September 25, 2020, information
Restore RI, a Program of Rhode Island Commerce, is targeted at small businesses that have been most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide eligible businesses with grants of up to $15,000. Businesses with more than one employee (in addition to the owner) but not more than 20 are eligible for this program. Sole proprietors with at least one employee are also eligible to apply. Learn more
On 6/4 the AIA National Board of Directors released the following statement on systemic racial injustice.
"America’s list of racially motivated murders demand action. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Michael Brown. Shantel Davis. Atatiana Jefferson. Laquan McDonald. Tony McDade. Pamela Turner. Korryn Gaines. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Walter Scott. Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. All murdered, because they happened to be black in the United States of America. There are others, and, sadly, we know there will be more. No words can adequately express the depth of anger, frustration, and national shame for their loss or the more than 1,250 black lives ended by police since January 1, 2015, according to The Washington Post’s database that tracks police shootings.
Adaptive Reuse, Innovation, and Saving Superman
Department of Interior Architecture|Rhode Island School of Design
MA 2020 Studio
RISD’s MA in Adaptve Reuse students will unveil their proposals for a
Reimagined 111 Westminster Street.
WEBSITE LAUNCH Thursday May 28
From the US Small Business Adminisration:
As of May 16, 2020, 4,341,145 PPP loans have been approved nationwide totaling $513,271,137,359 from 5,496 lenders. Here in Rhode Island, 15,857 Rhode Island small businesses have been approved for PPP loans totaling $1,857,053,019.
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SCORE is hosting its second ReStart RI seminar this Thursday! In this web-based interactive workshop, SCORE will provide actionable advice to questions on the “nuts and bolts” of reopening your business.
Join this Thursday, May 21st at 1:00 PM to learn how SCORE can help your small business during this dynamic and often confusing time. The workshop will focus on the thorny issues small businesses are facing in getting restarted. Several experienced professionals will also answer your questions live on issues such as:
To ensure that you have the latest information on federal relief packages, we wanted to provide summary details of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The legislation would provide emergency assistance for individuals, families, first responders, health care providers, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.