The Main Street Relief Grant is now live.
This grant is a one-time grant of up to $1,000 for eligible main street small businesses with two to nine employees to help offset the unexpected costs of personal protective equipment (PPE).
In October, Minister Sarkaria introduced the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020, as part of our government’s Main Street Recovery Plan to support small businesses during COVID-19. We know that a strong Main Street in Ontario depends on thriving small businesses. Today, those small businesses are depending on us for support. That’s why our government is determined to help them through this recovery period and beyond.
The proposals outlined in the Main Street Recovery Plan will help struggling small businesses get back on their feet, and jumpstart our economic recovery—so that Ontario, and Main Street businesses are able to reopen safer, rehire faster, and rebuild stronger than ever before. The plan includes:
- A one-time grant of up to $1,000 for eligible main street small businesses — in retail, food and accommodations, and other service sectors — with two to nine employees to help offset the unexpected costs of personal protective equipment (PPE);
- Ontario’s Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Network, which links 47 Small Business Enterprise Centres across the province as places where small businesses can access tailored advice and information on local, provincial and federal programs;
- Digital Main Street Squads to help small businesses grow online;
- Mental health supports for families, frontline workers, young people, children, and Indigenous communities;
- Ontario’s Small Business Recovery Webpage to provide single window access to small business supports
News Release - October 7/20