Amount:

$10,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant provides $10,000 grants to small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant of up to $10,000.


When It Ends:

Intake opens in the coming weeks

Deadline:

Next deadlines to be announced

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be Ontario small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen, including:
  • restaurants and bars;
  • facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including fitness centres and gyms);
  • performing arts and cinemas;
  • museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions;
  • performing arts venues and cinemas, museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions;
  • meeting or event spaces;
  • tour and guide services;
  • conference centres and convention centres;
  • driving instruction for individuals;
  • before- and after- school programs.
  • be required to close due to public health orders that took effect 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022;
  • have fewer than 100 employees as of December 31, 2021;
  • be an active business as of January 14, 2022.

Eligible businesses that previously qualified for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will be pre-screened to verify eligibility and may need to provide some additional information but will not need to apply for the new program. Newly established and newly eligible small businesses will need to apply once the application portal opens in the coming weeks.

Other Things to Note:

Applications for the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant will be open in the coming weeks.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.

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