Eligible small businesses can now apply for a grant from the Ontario government to recover the cost of PPE up to $1000. To be eligible, your businesses must have 2-9 employees and be in retail, accommodation and food service, repair and maintenance, or personal and laundry services. Receipts or proof of cost of PPE purchases since March 17, 2020 must be submitted.
Your business can apply online for funding from one or more of the following initiatives:
- Main Street Relief Grant for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) providing up to $1,000 for PPE costs to eligible small businesses across Ontario with 2 to 9 employees.
- Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebate Grants for businesses that were required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures (modified Stage 2 restrictions or, going forward, in areas categorized as control or lockdown). This provincial application-based grant provides a rebate to eligible businesses in respect of property taxes and energy bills.
Before applying, you will be prompted to complete a brief checklist to ensure that your business is eligible.