By adamg on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 3:33pm
Mayor Walsh today announced a $6-million fund to help barber shops and other small businesses in Boston buy masks, partitions and other equipment they might need to re-open under new coronavirus regulations.
Walsh said grant applications will be available Thursday afternoon at a city Web site.
According to the city:
Each of the three rounds will provide grants up to $2,000 for small businesses to install the required materials to implement public health measures and procure personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to reopen. The targeted businesses in the first round will be focused on personal services including barber shops and hair salons. The second round will target retail, restaurants, including outdoor dining materials, and remaining personal services including nail salons, day spas, waxing, and laser services. The final round will include bars, arts and entertainment venues, and fitness businesses.