Indy businesses seek grants for virus safeguardsMay 26, 2020
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — Small Indianapolis businesses are being urged to round up receipts for a grant program that will reimburse eligible companies in the state capital for protective equipment to help them reopen safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the $5 million program earlier this month when he unveiled the city's plans to begin easing its pandemic restrictions. He released additional details last week about the RESTART Grant Program, which is intended for businesses with 150 or fewer employees.
The program is being administered in a partnership with the Indy Chamber and will reimburse qualifying businesses up to $5,000 on purchases of protective equipment.
Hogsett said the city's stay-at-home order and other public health policies aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus are saving lives, but “have also created hardships for local businesses."
“Through the RESTART Grant Program, we will lessen the burden on our small business community as they equip themselves to protect both their employees and their customers," he said in a statement.
The grants will reimburse purchase of items including face masks, face shields and disinfectant products purchased between May 1 and June 8. It can also be used for capital improvements such as signage, partitions and other changes intended to reduce the spread of the virus.
Reimbursements will be distributed starting the week of June 8, pending final authorization.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
In just one week, Ryan Menke of Holland will be swimming across the Hudson River.
Out of all eight Indiana State Police posts built when ISP was formed in the 1930s, the Jasper...
Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County announced the selection of the Armstrong family to partner...
Recently, I had to contend with an epic battle between good and evil: To doughnut or not to...
The Dubois County 4-H Fair ran July 12-16 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds in Bretzville....
Josie Brown contemplated while her horse, Scotty, took a break to chew on some grass. The two...
Indiana Department of Transportation workers have several projects underway in the area.