100% of DARI’s membership dues are infused directly into community initiatives. DARI gives the private sector a vehicle through which it can fund redevelopment efforts undertaken with a variety of public and private partners. DARI’s programs compliment many others which have directly impacted business and job growth, industrial site redevelopment, community marketing, neighborhood revitalization, riverfront and streetscape beautification, educational reform initiatives, and small business incubation.
Clean & Safe Program
Providing the critical services needed to maintain a positive environment with efforts led by an operations team to deliver high levels of assistance. Consistent with the goal of enhancing quality of life elements for residents and visitors.
Storefront Improvement Program
Targeted grant funding for business and property owners to make building improvements to exterior facades, awnings, signage and interior enhancements.
DIY RI Creative Placemaking Program
Site-specific project support funding to engage the business community while engaging local residents to participate in civic placemaking in order to activate public/private spaces.
Discover RI Events Series
Event support funding designed to drive traffic into businesses with special promotions while attracting residents and visitors to Rock Island.
SEED Rock Island
The tools to help start, develop and grow small business. Financial resources are made available to help take an idea to the next level and expand local entrepreneurship.