Affected by the Gas Outage?
Updated: Feb 1, 2019
From the Newport County Chamber of Commerce:
The Chamber is working with the Governor’s office to request that the Small Business Administration (SBA) declare that Newport County has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the natural gas outage.
If the SBA makes an Economic Injury Declaration, it will free up access to SBA disaster loan funds for businesses impacted by the gas outage.
We must collect information from businesses to apply for this declaration, so we are requesting that impacted businesses fill out a Survey asking for some basic information.
Representatives from CommerceRI and National Grid will be at Discover Newport (23 America's Cup Ave, Newport) during regular business hours this week to help with the claims process and answer questions. National Grid Representatives will also be at Middletown Police Station (123 Valley Road, Middletown) Hours: 8AM – 5PM to help with the claims process or answer questions.
For up-to-date information from National Grid, please visit the website that contains information on this incident. Claims forms are available on the National Grid site, we've also attached them here for your convenience.
Information about unemployment insurance is available on the Chamber's blog.