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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

This page gathers resources and information for businesses in Pembroke regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone in our community. Please know we are committed to continuing to support Pembroke businesses through it. If you have questions that are not addressed by the sources below, please reach out to us and we will do our best to source the information you are looking for.

We recognize there is a lot of information coming out, from many different sources, and it can be difficult to know where to go for up-to-date and reliable information. It is our hope the below list will make it easier and less overwhelming for businesses to get the information they need. It will be updated as more information and resources become available.

For municipal updates and general information for the public, please refer to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) section of website.

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Local Government Support

This section contains information on local government support programs.

There are some NEW local government support programs availible to local businesses. These programs are as follows:

1. Business Development Fund: A grant that is administered through Enterprise Renfrew County. Businesses can get a grant of up to $5,000 for costs related to e-business solutions, marketing, and creative solutions in the COVID-19 environment. Applications are due July 3, 2020. For full details visit the Business Development Fund page, and fill out an application

2. COVID-19 Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: An interest-free loan administered through the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation. Businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 can get a 0% interest loan of up to $40,000. If you have questions about this fund visit their FAQs or call RCCFDC at 613-431-3951. 

3. Community Improvement Plan - COVID-19 Category: This will be a new category under the City's Community Improvement Plan. Businesses will be eligible for up to $2,500 for 50% of costs related to construction, renovation or signage costs due to COVID-19. This new grant requires provincial approval so is not yet finalized. If businesses have already spent money on these items we strongly encourage them to keep receipts so they can apply for funding once the grant is in place. 

Provincial and Federal Government Support

This section contains information for businesses on federal and provincial government supports. Links are provided for programs that are availible. Use this helpful benefit finder tool to find COVID-19 benefits that are specfici to you and your business. Click on the header of this section for a full listing of supports. 

Business Support Information and Resources

This section contains information on business support programs and resources. 

Business Resources for Operating and Reopening

This section contains resources for businesses as they plan to re-open and resume operations. 

Health Resources

This section contains health resources for businesses. 

Other Financial Support

This section contains links to other financial supports availible to businesses.