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Grants to Indianapolis Businesses in Eligible Locations
to Prepare for Reopening in the Wake of COVID-19

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Reimbursement grants of up to $5,000 to Indianapolis small businesses in eligible locations to prepare for reopening in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for reimbursements of personal protective equipment, dividers, hand sanitizer stations, washable restaurant menus, capital improvements to protect the health of employees and customers, and business adjustment-related expenses. Eligible applicants are located in Marion County.

As small businesses prepare for reopening in the new realities of COVID-19, the City of Indianapolis and the Indy Chamber are partnering to help entrepreneurs and small business owners purchase necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and other health and safety-related items or services.

Allowable reimbursable expenditures are purposefully broad and follow these general categories:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, face shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant products
  • Business adjustment-related expenses that arise from implementing return-to-work guidance from the State of Indiana or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Capital Improvements that include but are not limited to signage, air handling, partitioning for social distancing, improvements for safe queueing, and construction of health and safety improvements aimed at reducing the spread of infection.

For PPE expenses that do not fit in these categories, applicants will have an opportunity to justify and explain the purchases.

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GrantWatch ID#: 190683

Estimated Size of Grant:

Ready to Restart Grants will award from $200-$5,000.

Term of Contract:

Purchases must be made between May 1 and July 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Must be a private, for-profit business located and registered in Marion County with 150 employees or fewer
- The business occupies the Marion County address on their business registration.
- Must have a business start date prior to 2/15/2020
- Must have purchased PPE, professional cleaning and disinfection services, and/or capital improvements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to comply with the State of Indiana and Marion County Public Health Department reopening guidelines between 5/1/2020 - 7/31/2020.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted from June 10 to August 28, 2020. Due to the high volume of anticipated applications, completed applications with all supporting documents will be reviewed on a first-in-first-out basis.

This is a reimbursement grant. Small business owners need to keep their receipts to be reimbursed by Ready to Restart Grants. A business can only apply once and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Indy Chamber
111 Monument Circle, Suite 1950
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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