NewsHealth / May 18, 2020

New Program To Cover Business PPE Costs

New Program To Cover Business PPE Costs

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Jill Sheridan WFYI

New details have been released about a program to help Indianapolis businesses pay for personal protective equipment, PPE.

The RESTART grants provide up to $5 million in reimbursements for private Marion County businesses with 150 employees or less. Qualifying businesses may receive grants of up to $5,000 to buy equipment -- including masks, gloves, disinfection services, and improvements to ensure customer and employee safety.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says it will help businesses reopen.

“Through the RESTART Grant Program," says Hogsett, "we will lessen the burden on our small business community as they equip themselves to protect both their employees and their customers.”

The program will be facilitated through a partnership with the Indy Chamber.

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