The Town of Portsmouth was recently awarded a grant of up to $51.000 under the CommerceRI “Take-it-Outside” grant program.

The Town will act as an intermediary to provide grants to businesses, non-profit and Town organizations that may apply to the Town for eligible expenses that may include the cost affiliated with purchasing, obtaining, delivering, installing, or otherwise enabling the use of items and goods and services, purchased before December 18, 2020, that are necessary to increase the Town’s outdoor opportunities.

Proposals from Portsmouth businesses and eligible organizations are being accepted. Due date is November 30.  Go to   for more information and to download a copy of the RFP and an application form.

More information on the “Take-it-Outside” Initiative can be found at or contact Rich Talipsky at 401-643-0382 or email