Qualifying small businesses are encouraged to apply for a one-time $5,000 grant to help cover essential operating expenses (e.g. rent, utilities and payroll), costs related to reopening safely such the purchase of personal protective equipment ( e.g. masks, gloves, aprons or gowns, goggles and face shields) or products or materials to assist with infection prevention and physical distancing (e.g. plexi-glass guards, signage and floor markers). The application period opens 9 a.m. on Monday, June 22 and closes at noon on Wednesday, June 24. Learn more.