Grant Opportunities

Development & Service Grants

Community Development Block Grants

Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Public Services

The Town of Bristol supports economic development initiatives, affordable housing projects, and public service activities through the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program is intended to develop and support activities primarily for low/moderate income persons (those earning at or below 80% of Area Median Income).


Competitive Grants

Fund for Civic Activity

The Town of Bristol and Roger Williams University created the Fund for Civic Activities (FCA) in order to support a broad range of projects and services proposed by individuals or non-profit organizations that work toward enhancing the civic experience in the Town of Bristol.


Discretionary Grants

Tourism Partnership Fund

Each year, the Town of Bristol supports local business activities through its tourism partnership fund.

Annual Town Budget General Requests

Local community and non-profit organizations can requests a grant through the Town of Bristol’s annual budget process. Requests are reviewed and approved by the Bristol Town Council.


State Grants

Innovate Rhode Island Fund
Innovate Rhode Island Fund

The Innovate RI Fund provides grants to assist local entrepreneurs and high-growth start-ups defray the costs of applying for federal SBIR/STTR grants, match Phase I and Phase II awards and hire interns.

R.I. Department of Labor & Training
R.I. Department of Labor & Training

Rhode Island is proud to boasts some of the most aggressive employment and training tax credit programs in the nation.


Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Chris Vitale

Economic Development Coordinator

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 129