Port McNeill, B.C. - Nationwide, Chambers of Commerce are working together on federal relief programs. A new Grant program called the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund will be accepting applications starting on August 31, 2020.
Successful applicants will receive a relief grant of up to $5,000. Here is a quick link to the eligibility requirements: https://occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/Canada-United-Pre-Application-Check-List-EN.pdf
Note that you must have already spent money on e-commerce or PPE or room dividers/plexi-glass, and provide receipts to prove that in order to be eligible.
If awarded, a relief grant can be used to cover the following expenses:
Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and latex gloves.
Renovating physical space to adhere to local, Provincial or Federal reopening guidelines.
Developing or improving e-commerce capabilities for your business.
Learn more about the program and eligibility criteria at https://occ.ca/canada-united-small-business-relief-fund/.