Small businesses required to close under modified Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen could be eligible to receive a grant of $10,000 from the provincial government. Businesses that previously qualified for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will be prescreened for eligibility and will not need to apply to receive this new grant entitled the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant. Newly established and newly eligible small businesses will need to apply once the application portal opens in the coming weeks. Further details concerning this grant and the process to apply for additional cost rebates (e.g. property taxes, energy costs) and other measures to improve cash flow for businesses impacted by current restrictions are available from the following link – https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs
Further updates are expected mid-January when grant and cost rebate applications for new, newly established and existing businesses will be posted and shared. Stay tuned!