July 23, 2020 – Bruce County, Ontario: On May 12, Bruce County Council endorsed a $1.75 million investment in grants and a loan to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the Support the Bruce: Business Sustainability Fund, Bruce County business can now apply for a grant of $1,500 to offset the cost of COVID-19 safety supplies; a total of $250,000 is available.
Warden Mitch Twolan comments: “On top of the significant financial losses that many local businesses have experienced due to COVID-19, there’s also the added strain of the cost to purchase additional safety supplies. Bruce County Council is proud to support local entrepreneurs by offsetting the purchasing costs required to keep residents safe.”
Bruce County business owners looking to enhance safety are eligible to apply for the new Business Safety Supplies Grant, which can be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hard surface disinfectants, hand sanitizers and methods to ensure physical distancing such as floor stickers etc.
The grants will be administered by the Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (BCFDC) and the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC). Businesses can apply directly to BCFDC at bruce.on.ca or SEDC at sbdc.ca. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until the $250k in funding has been distributed.
For more information about the $1.75M Support the Bruce: Business Sustainability Fund and the Economic Task Force, visit brucecounty.on.ca/economictaskforce.