Ontario’s Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support

Ontario’s Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support



The Minister of Small Business (Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria) and the Ontario government have approved up to $1,000 for every convenience store employing between 2-9 people to be reimbursed for all present and needed costs for Protective equipment (PPE) that can consist of; counter shields. floor directional decals, face shields, masks and santiasation costs to remain open and safe in every community.


The OCSA has lobbied the government since last March to help offset costs for our stores to serve in every community and pleased they have listened. Keep in mind all eligible stores can still order additional safety products as part of these relieve funds to continue to operate safely. The link for the simple application can be found below and please ensure you keep all your receipts for all safety purchases that will need to be submitted.


You may continue to purchase up to $1000 in PPE equipment, like face masks, safety shields, hand sanitizer etc as long as you have the receipts for submission in the application.



Some highlights of the application  and the link to apply are as follows;


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:

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

What you’ll get

Eligible small businesses will get one-time grants of up to $1,000.

What you’ll need to apply

You 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


Link to apply: https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs


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