To help offset the cost of purchasing Personal Protective Equipment, the Government of Ontario has expanded the eligibility for the Main Street Relief Grant, giving more small businesses the opportunity to apply and receive financial support.
The grant gives businesses a $1000 reimbursement for PPE costs incurred since March 17th, 2020. The grant has now been expanded to accept applications for small businesses with 2 to 19 employees (up from 2 to 9) and also includes the following sectors:
- retail trade
- accommodation and food services
- repair and maintenance
- personal and laundry services
- gyms and yoga studios
- arts, entertainment, and recreation.
“This funding will help even more main street businesses stay safe, keep people employed, and continue contributing to our communities,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “By expanding the accessibility to the Main Street Relief Grant our government will provide up to 60,000 small businesses with support to help them cover the cost of PPE and protective supplies. We continue to encourage businesses to apply and learn more at ontario.ca/COVIDsupport.”
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