Are You Taking Advantage of COVID-19 Business Support Grants?

Get COVID-19 Relief Funding for Your Business

COVID-19 has become a challenge for Canadians. Especially owners of small businesses that have been forced to shut down during lockdowns. The Federal Government of Canada has introduced multiple business grants and funding to help keep businesses, small or large afloat during these times. This funding was made available to help counterbalance the expenses incurred by businesses in order to reopen safely or in order to implement technologies that would help their business move online.

The provincial governments have also implemented their own aid to ensure businesses are able to keep afloat during these times. Throughout this article, we will look at how much your business is potentially entitled to, COVID-19 funding available for Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, PPE equipment available within Ontario, and why you should choose Disinfect & Fog for all your PPE supply needs.

How Much is Your Business Entitled to? 

Each province within Canada has set out its own rules when it comes to the COVID-19 business grants and funding. Eligible businesses will have access to funds that can be used to aid with the costs sustained during the pandemic such as Personal Protective Equipment, employee wages, or maintaining inventory.  

The Federal Government of Canada has made funds and partial grants available to businesses around the country. These funds are currently available for a multitude of business sizes, depending on the sector. Applications for The Canada Emergence Business Account (CEBA) are currently open until June 21, 2021. This fund is partially in the form of a grant (monetary aid that does not require payback) if paid prior to December 31, 2022. A positive aspect of this funding is that it is completely interest-free, making it easier to pay back. 

To learn more about the different funding including grants being provided by the Federal or provincial governments of Canada, visit their website. 

All 13 provinces and territories have allocated different amounts of funds for businesses, and all applications are completed online or over the phone. More information for each province’s eligibility criteria and application is provided below. 

COVID-19 Business Support Grants In Ontario 

In Ontario, the applications for small business grants are unfortunately now closed. However, there is still a multitude of different grants and funding available to be accessed by different sectors and for different needs. 

The government of Ontario has introduced a new business support grant that will be targeted towards the tourism and hospitality sector of the province. This new grant will be available to hotels, travel agencies, amusement parks, hunting and fishing camps, and recreational and vacation camps. This government funding will provide an estimated $100 million in one-time payments of $10,000-$20,000 to eligible businesses within Ontario that fall under the Tourism and hospitality category. This funding will be made available soon and presented throughout the Ontario Government website. To ensure you are up-to-date with the different grants and information, please make sure to visit the government website frequently.  

Further information will be provided on the Ontario Government official website

COVID-19 Business Support Grants In Alberta

In Alberta, businesses, cooperatives, and non-profits that were forced to close or limit their operations, and have since suffered a revenue decrease of at least 30% will have access to government funding. First and second payment application are now closed, however third payment applications will be available to businesses soon.

The payments are calculated as 15% of the eligible organization’s pre-cut monthly revenue to a maximum of $10,000. 

Further information will be provided on the Alberta Government official website

COVID-19 Business Support Grants In British Columbia 

In BC, support of $10,000 to $30,000 is available for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The previous program that ran until the end of March has been extended to August, 31, 2021 pertaining new criteria. Businesses only need to show a 30% revenue loss from March 2021 to now when compared to the same one-month time frame in 2019. 

Grants and funding of 10,000-30,000 are now available for small and medium businesses impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, an extra $5,000-$15,000 are available to eligible business that falls under the tourism category. 

Further information is provided on the British Columbia Government official website.

Looking for Personal Protective Equipment? 

Government grants and funding are still currently available for businesses of all sectors for the access of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on each provincial official website. Choosing where to spend that monetary aid is very important as it can be circulated back into our economy if spent within Canadian businesses. 

Disinfect & Fog has your disinfecting needs covered. From one Ontario business to all Canadians, we are here to help! From portable, lightweight, and cost-effective disinfecting devices to full-blown disinfecting services, we want to be able to help you prepare for the reopening of your business. 

Using state-of-the-art fogging technologies, Disinfect & Fog makes sanitizing your workplace an easier task. The best part? Our disinfecting equipment and services are categorized by the government as Personal Protective Equipment and will therefore be covered by the business relief grants, costing you no extra fee.   

Our disinfectants are far more effective than bleach yet non-toxic, biodegradable, and non-irritating, making it safer for humans and animals while remaining 99.99% effective. Our products are also approved by Health Canada to kill bacteria and viruses including COVID-19. 

Why Choose Disinfect & Fog?

Outstanding Customer Service - We are dedicated to our clients and are here to provide an exceptional experience, ensuring that any problem you might encounter is resolved as hassle-free as possible. 

Personalized Training - We offer training resources and virtual or in-person (depending on location) training sessions to ensure you feel comfortable with the product(s).

Top Quality Products - We only offer the best quality products that are safe for anyone to use. All our disinfectants are non-toxic, non-corrosive, and environmentally friendly.

Canadian small businesses have suffered a long, and tiring year and it's time we allow our governments to help. We also would love to hear about your experiences with small businesses relief grants.

Access Your Provincial Government’s Funding Support

Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs#section-4  

BC: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant  

Quebec: https://www.quebec.ca/en/businesses-and-self-employed-workers/emergency-assistance-for-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-covid-19/  

Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/sme-relaunch-grant.aspx  

Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/saskatchewan-small-business-emergency-payment-program  

Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/programs/bridge-grant.html   

New Brunswick:  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/start/support-financing/businesssupport/newbrunswick.html 

Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/support/#support-for-business   

PEI:  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/for-business

NFLD: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/business-supports/  

Nunavut:  https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/nunavuts-path

Yukon Territory: https://yukon.ca/en/current-covid-19-situation

Northwest Territory: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/community-governments/financial-support-businesses

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