Minister Martin Heydon says it'll hugely benefit the midlands counties recovering from local restrictions.
A new €1,000 grant is being launched for small businesses.
Firms that did not avail of the restart grant or enterprise support grant are eligible for the scheme.
It will allow them to cover the costs of PPE and getting their company up and running over the coming weeks.
Junior Minister and Fine Gael Kildare-South TD Martin Heydon says the support will be of huge benefit to businesses in the midlands that are still recovering from the local lockdown: