Small businesses in Ontario have sustained massive losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Necessary rules pertaining to Covid-19 imposed by Health Canada, Province of Ontario and various levels of Government have saddled small businesses with extra costs to purchase products needed to protect staff and customers as well as prohibited them from being open for business. The costs associated with the purchase of personal protective equipment, sanitization products, signage and other costs associated to changing business models may be covered by the newly announced Ontario Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support as well as grants covering property tax and energy bills for affected businesses.
Grants of up to $1000.00 are being made available to Ontario small businesses to offset PPE costs. The Main Street Relief Grant is for eligible businesses with unexpected costs related to PPE for small businesses between 2 and 9 employees and from one of the eligible sectors. As well the grant may cover costs related to Property tax and energy bill rebates.
If MEDLEE customers require copies of invoices to support these grants, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications can be submitted online today for all three grants. Go to the COVID-19 Ontario Small business website to apply. Please see information below for details. Remember, we’re in this together, please support your local small businesses and please follow the guidelines to keep each other safe.
Ontario's Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support
We are helping small businesses with the unexpected costs of PPE.
To be eligible, your business must have two to nine employees and be in one of the following sectors:
- accommodation and food services
- repair and maintenance
- personal and laundry services
- gyms and yoga studios
What you'll get
Eligible small businesses will get one-time grants of up to $1,000.
Most businesses can expect to receive their rebate payments within a few weeks of submitting a complete application.
What you'll need to apply
Business and banking information
You will need your business and banking information to apply, including:
- general business information (for example, CRA business number)
- banking information (for example, banking institution, account number, branch code)
Receipts for PPE
You will need to submit receipts or proof of costs for PPE purchased since March 17, 2020.
- gloves, gowns, face shields, eye protection, masks, sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, or thermometers
- signs to guide or inform customers and employees
Bills and/or invoices
To apply, you will have to submit proof of costs.