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Ontario Opens Intake for PPE Grant Program

November 17, 2020

Cornwall Ontario — Ontario is now accepting applications from small businesses for a grant to offset unexpected costs of purchasing and implementing personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Province is offering a one-time grant of up to $1,000 for eligible main street small businesses. The grant application is now live.

Eligibility

To be eligible, your business must have two to nine employees and be in one of the following sectors:

  • retail
  • accommodation and food services
  • repair and maintenance
  •  personal and laundry services

You can apply here:

Businesses will need to submit receipts or proof of costs for PPE purchased since March 17, 2020. This includes:

  • gloves, gowns, face shields, eye protection, masks, sanitizer, sanitizing wipes
  • thermometers, temperature monitors or cameras
  • physical changes, including the installation of hand sanitizer stations and plexiglass dividers
  • signs to guide or inform customers and employees

Quick Facts

  • The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory provides businesses with information on personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers.
  • Ontario is helping businesses overcome the unique challenges created by this pandemic with 50 temporary regulatory changes made to help them adapt and about 400 more roadblocks being explored.
  • The $50-million Ontario Together Fund is helping businesses retool their operations to produce PPE and develop technology-driven solutions and services for businesses to reopen safely.
  • The Ontario government reduced the small business Corporate Income Tax rate by 8.7%, starting on January 1, 2020. This will deliver up to $1,500 in annual savings to more than 275,000 businesses.
  • Ontario’s new COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act is laying the foundation to restart jobs and development, strengthen communities, and create opportunity for people in every region of the province.

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Post Author: Candy Pollard