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 now closed.
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. A new intake opened in November 2020.
3. Community Improvement Plan - COVID-19 Business Support Grant: This is a new category under the City's Community Improvement Plan. Businesses are eligible for up to $2,500 for 50% of costs related to construction, renovation or signage costs due to COVID-19. The grant is currently open and accepting applications until March 24, 2021.