The COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant provides fully funded grants to businesses that had to close due to the December 22, 2021 Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders.
HOW THE GRANT WORKSGrants of $1,000 to $10,000 are available to for-profit businesses that have fully closed as a result of the December 22, 2021 Provincial Health Officer orders.
Applications will stay open until the end of February, or until all funding is committed.
The grant can be used to cover expenses like rent, insurance, employee wages, maintenance and utilities.
Businesses that receive grant funding may be contacted for information and documentation about their application and how they used their funding.
DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITYReview the criteria to determine if your business is eligible for the program.
Not-for-profit organizations and businesses that support or provide services for closed businesses are not eligible.
Eligible businessesBusinesses must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
Each location is eligible to receive a grant. Applicants will have to submit a new application for each business location separately and declare the total number of locations they are applying for.
WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLYWhen you apply, you'll be asked to confirm:
For new applicants, you need to verify your business information by uploading one of the following documents (uploaded document must be from 2020 or newer):
AVAILABLE FUNDINGGrants are fully funded and do not have to be paid back unless the business is not following PHO orders or the funds are misused. You can use the grant for expenses like: