• This program is currently closed.

Amount:

$25,000

Type of Program:

Loan


Description:

The NADF COVID-19 Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) provides up to $25,000 in support to eligible Aboriginal businesses operating on or off-reserve in NADF's catchment area and who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $25,000 to support eligible operating costs.
Other terms and conditions apply and the applicant will discuss them with the Account Manager.


When It Ends:

Closed

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicant must:

  • be Aboriginal businesses operating on or off-reserve in NADF's catchment area (NADF's catchment area is Northern Ontario, which NADF defines as the territories of Treaty 9, Treaty 5 (Ontario portion), Treaty 3, and Robinson-Superior 1850.), with a focus on existing and former clients of NADF;
  • have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • also satisfy the following eligiblity criteria:
  • be for-profit businesses;
  • businesses must have been established prior to March 1, 2020;
  • businesses must have been impacted adversely due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • businesses must have been viable and must not be experiencing financial difficulties prior to March 1, 2020;
  • the applicants are in good standing with NADF; and
  • the applicant must have been able to obtain commercial financing at March 1, 2020.

Other terms and conditions apply and Account Manager will discuss with the applicants. The ELF program is intended to support eligible operating costs incurred on or after March 15, 2020, retroactively. Eligible operating costs such as rent, utilities, insurance, and health and safety improvements due to COVID-19 are eligible for support.

Applications Steps:

1

contact their Account Manager by email or call 1-800-465-6821 or 807-623-5397, if they are an existing or former NADF client;

2

email covid@nadf.org or call toll free 1-800-465-6821 or 807-623-5397 and an Account Manager will be assigned to work with them, if they are new clients.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active in January 2022.

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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.
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