Who is eligible:

  • Tourism Operators
    • defined as a consumer facing organization that has direct access to the tourism consumer and relies directly on that consumer for their income
  • Must have been in business one year from the date of application 
  • Must
    • be currently servicing the tourism consumer within BruceGreySimcoe OR
    • have served the tourism consumer at some point since April 1, 2021 OR
    • be planning to serve the tourism consumer within 45 days of the application date (e.g. a seasonal business)
  • You may access this program (and vice-versa) if you have benefitted from RTO7's Consumer Confidence Video or Image (under Resources) or Operations Implementation Program (under Programs), however you cannot use the same expense twice, nor can this particular expense be leveraged for other government programs
  • Expenses must be incurred between April 1, 2021 and March 31,  2022
  • You may have applied for PPE in previous RTO7 PPE programs
  • You may only apply once for this program between September 30, 2021 and March 31, 2022
  • Available on a "first come, first served" basis until funds are allocated

What can you expect: 

  • RTO7 will reimburse a maximum of $1,000 pre-tax towards your purchase of PPE (defined as masks, sanitizer, shields, costs incurred to adhere to social distancing, touchless payments, new technology, increased cleaning, sanitization, etc.), retroactive to April 1, 2021

What’s expected of you:

  • You will need to meet/agree to the requirements in the application below (please let us know if you have questions about the application – these requirements are not onerous)
  • For Tourism Operators that have not had $1,000 pre-tax of PPE purchases, the lesser amount will be funded i.e. if an organization has expended $800 pre-tax, the amount of funds reimbursed will be $800
  • Note that if you have invested in larger technological solutions for PPE e.g. biometric solutions AND you are at your maximum claim for this PPE application, consider claiming the technological solution through RTO7’s COVID-19 Recovery Support program which reimburses a portion of your capital COVID related purchases

PPE Grants are made possible by the Government of Ontario and the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

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