COVID-19 Business Support Grant

In August 2020, the new COVID-19 Business Support Grant was introduced. The grant is intended to provide financial assistance to aid businesses in adapting to the COVID-19 environment and adherence to public health and safety requirements. Should you have any questions regarding this grant, or any other grant, please contact the economic development officer at 613-735-6821 ext. 1500.

Eligible Costs

  1. Renovation or constriction costs related to meeting new health and safety requirements and/or recommendations due to COVID-19.
  2. Signage costs related to COVID-19.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. All General Program Requirements outlined in Section 6.1 shall apply with the exception of 6.1a.
  2. With regards to section 6.1a: Business expenses related to eligible costs that were incurred after March 17, 2020 (date of the declaration of the Province of Ontario’s emergency) are eligible with supporting receipts/documentation.
  3. Applications shall be in accordance with the application submission requirements under Section 6.12. with the exception of 6.12(2)f.
  4. With regards to Section 6.12(2)f: Only one cost estimate or receipt is required for eligible work, however, the City can request that a second quote be obtained.
  5. Business must have begun operations prior to March 17, 2020 to be eligible.

Program Details

  1. A grant of 50% to a maximum of $2,500 of eligible program costs.
  2. The grant will be reviewed on a six month basis in December and June of each year until it is deemed unrequired by Council.


For a grant application form please click here.