Covid-19 Business Support
Covid-19 Business Support & Recovery Outreach Initiative
The following information and list of resources has been assembled for Athabasca businesses that require assistance in managing the hardships and challenges caused by the COVID 19 pandemic.
*NEW* Small Medium Size Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG)
To support business at this time modifications to the Small Medium Size Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) has been introduced. Starting the week of December 14, job creators who have experienced a 30% revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic will qualify for the program, lowering the threshold from the existing 40% revenue loss requirement. This 30% threshold will be available to impacted businesses retroactive to March, 2020.
For further information and updates on the SMERG program visit: https://www.alberta.ca/sme-relaunch-grant.aspx.
Federal-Provincial COVID 19 Resources & Funding Portals – https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/07677.html
COVID 19 Tourism Information & Funding Portals
Destination Canada – https://www.destinationcanada.com/en/coronavirus-updates
Tourism Industry Association of Canada – https://tiac-aitc.ca/COVID-19_Resources.html
General Funding Information Access Portal
Access to COVID 19 programs and other Grant & Incentives – https://ca.fundingportal.com/
COVID 19 Arts sector information & Funding
Canada Council for the Arts – https://canadacouncil.ca/covid-19-information
Alberta Foundation for the Arts – https://www.affta.ab.ca/covid19
Alberta COVID 19 Resources – Funding & Business Support Programs
Funding Programs – https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx#support
Relaunch Grant – https://www.alberta.ca/sme-relaunch-grant.aspx
Business Grant – https://albertabusinessgrants.ca/covid-19-government-resources/
Edmonton Global – https://edmontonglobal.ca/covid-19-resources/
Business Support Programs – https://investalberta.ca/doing-business/business-support-programs/
Funding for Not for Profits
Alberta Nonprofit Network – https://albertanonprofits.ca/COVID_Resources
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation – https://acgc.ca/updatesnews/covid-19-nonprofit-resources/
Gov’t of Canada Emergency Support Fund – https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/information-covid-19/emergency-support-fund.html
ATHABASCA COUNTY and the TED COMMITTEE in partnership with ATB Entrepreneurship Centre, the Athabasca and Boyle Chambers of Commerce will deliver a series of virtual business workshops and webinars.
(The next webinar will be posted here when a date is determined)
Business Directory & Contact List
We are creating a business directory and contact list that will help us share business related information with local businesses during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.