The city of Indianapolis and the Indy Chamber are extending the deadline for the Ready to Restart program, keeping the application process open until August 28.
The grant program helps Marion County businesses re-open safely by helping to reimburse for PPE, sanitizing stations, and other COVID-related opening costs. The initial deadline to apply for the $5,000 grants was July 31.
The city and the chamber decided to extend the deadline after Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett announced new restrictions, including the closing of bars, to curb a spike in coronavirus cases.
While the one-time grants are being awarded on a “first come, first served” basis, the city says “plenty of resources remain.”
Any Indianapolis business meeting the following criteria can apply for ‘Ready to Restart’ support:
- Must be a private, for-profit business with 150 employees or fewer
- Must be located and registered in Marion County
- Must have a business start date prior to 2/15/2020
- Must have purchased PPE, modified supplies (like washable menus), professional cleaning and disinfection services, and/or capital improvements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses can apply by clicking here.