Ontario’s Main Street Relief Grant (PPE Support)

Applications are open for the new Ontario Main Street Relief Grant, which helps small businesses with the unexpected costs of PPE.


To be eligible, your business must have 2 to 19 employees and be in one of the following sectors:

  • retail
  • accommodation and food services
  • repair and maintenance
  • personal and laundry services
  • gyms and yoga studios
  • arts, entertainment and recreation

What you’ll get

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

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)

PPE Receipts 

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