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Update: 2021-01-26
Businesses in Ontario: Get help with COVID-19 costs
Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The Government of Ontario is offering a new grant for small businesses ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. This will help businesses that have been affected by the Provincewide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020. To receive the grant, a small business must meet the following criteria:

  • have a business number (BN);
  • be required to close or restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown effective 12:01 a.m. on December 26;
  • have fewer than 100 employees at the enterprise level;
  • have experienced a minimum of 20 per cent revenue decline comparing April 2020 to April 2019 revenues. New businesses established since April 2019 are also eligible provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.

Businesses that are not eligible include those that were already required to close prior to the introduction of modified Stage 2 measures on October 10, 2020, and essential business permitted to operate with capacity restrictions.

Personal Protective Equipment Support and Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates

Also note that the Ontario government is also making available two other grants. The first covers personal protective equipment expenses ($1,000) for certain sectors such as retail, accommodation and food services, repair and maintenance, personal services and gym/yoga studios. To be eligible, a business must have two to nine employees.

The second covers property taxes and energy costs for businesses that have had to close or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures. A detailed list of eligible businesses is available on the Government of Ontario's website.

Do not hesitate to contact a member of our team if you have any questions or to consult the following web link:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs

Applications for all three programs can be submitted directly online:
https://www.app.grants.gov.on.ca/msrf/#/