Community Development and Economic Development Opportunities

December 8, 2020

Need emergency fuel? The Department of Community Development has funds available for income eligible households in need of emergency fuel. If your oil tank is below ¼ tank, please call 401-780-6240 to apply for this one time delivery of 100 gallons of emergency fuel. Funds provided by US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

PLEASE NOTE: The Mayor’s emergency Fuel assistance program has exhausted all funds available for the 2022-23 winter season. The program will start-up again November 1, 2023.

Attention Small Businesses! The Departments of Community Development and Economic Development announces funding availability for income eligible Small Businesses in Cranston to help pay for PPE. This GRANT program will provide up to $1,000.00 in reimbursement for PPE purchased. Applications can be located at, under Small Business Relief Programs or by calling 401-780-3168 and speak to Marcia Lopresti, or Larry DiBoni at 401-780-3166.