Who is eligible:

  • Tourism Operators
    • defined as an Operator that has direct access to tourists and relies directly on those tourists for a significant portion of their revenue (i.e. for an estimated 10% of their revenue)
    • the Tourism Operation must be:
    • currently servicing the tourism consumer within BruceGreySimcoe OR
    • have served the tourism consumer during 2020. For this application, 2020 starts on April 1, 2020 (e.g. Campgrounds that are now closed for the season) OR
    • be planning to serve the tourism consumer within 45 days of the application date (e.g. a seasonal business, festival or event)
  • Tourism Operators are permitted to apply for other similar programs from other assistance programs
  • Maximum 150 participants; on a “First Come, First Served” basis until funds are allocated. 
  • If you received PPE Recovery Funds from RTO7 in Round 1, you are not eligible for Round 2

What can you expect: 

  • RTO7 will reimburse a maximum of $1,000 towards your purchase of PPE (defined as PPE, costs incurred to adhere to social distancing, touchless payments, new technology, increased cleaning, sanitization, etc.), retroactive to April 1, 2020

What’s expected of you:

  • Receipts must be for PPE purchases that have not been used to recover funds in other government COVID Recovery funding programs
  • You will need to provide copies of receipts for the purchase of PPE in the amount of at least $1,000 (plus HST).  For Tourism Operations that have not had $1,000 of PPE purchases the lesser amount will be funded i.e. if a tourism operator presents receipts totaling $800 (plus HST), the amount of funds dispersed will be $800

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