Applications open May 26, 2020
Lee County Government is investing $57.5 million in Human & Business Services to provide immediate assistance for individuals, families and businesses. Funds are available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.
Lee County has identified $3 million in emergency support that is available to qualified businesses through the Lee CARES PPE for Small Businesses Program, which is intended to help companies directly affected by Governor DeSantis’ Safer at Home Act re-open as safely as possible and follow CDC guidelines
The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Small Businesses program supports companies in Lee County that employ one to 25 employees in specific industry segments that are heavily involved with public interaction. Only the following business segments are eligible to receive PPE supplies:
- Medical and dental practices with less than 25 employees
- Childcare services and youth camps
- Museums and historical sites
- Amusement and recreation centers
- Independent restaurants with fewer than 25 employees
- Barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons and personal care services
Each kit will contain a predetermined quantity of masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other materials (while supplies last).
Applications will be accepted until supplies are exhausted.
Approved applicants will be emailed a confirmation receipt and directions for pick up.
Application instructions also are available in Spanish by calling 239-533-2273 (or 239-LEE-CARES); applicants without internet access can also call the number. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.