• This program is currently closed.



Type of Program:



The Main Street Relief Grant for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provides one-time funding to help small businesses with the unexpected costs of PPE.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of one-time grants of up to $1,000.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicant must:

  • be small businesses in Ontario;
  • have two to nine employees;
  • be in one of the following sectors:
  • retail;
  • accommodation and food services;
  • repair and maintenance;
  • personal and laundry services;
  • gyms and yoga studios.
  • not have submitted these exact same PPE expenses and receipts to another program for funding.

Applications Steps:


have a business number before they can proceed with their application;


have information about the number of employees available and would have to attest to the information provided in their application;


complete the eligibility questionnaire;


complete and submit the application form, providing the eligibility criteria are met.

Applicants will be able to complete a single form to apply for any – or all – of these programs: PPE support, property tax rebates, energy cost rebates or the Ontario Small Business Support Grant.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide the folowing: 

  1. 1
    business information (including legal name and CRA business number);
  2. 2
    contact information;
  3. 3
    PPE expense details and 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.
  1. 4
    bank details.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active in January 2022.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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