Province of Nova Scotia - Department of Business
Small Business Impact Grant Guidelines
Small businesses, non-profits, or charities ordered to close or substantively curtail their operations under the COVID-19 public health order may be eligible for the Small Business Impact Grant.
The one-time grant is equal to 15% of sales revenue from either April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5,000 per business. You can choose which month will be used to calculate the grant amount.
You can use the grant for anything your business, non-profit or charity needs. The grant is stackable and can be used in combination with the Small Business Rental Deferral Guarantee Program and other provincial and federal Covid-19 programs to support small businesses.
Applications are expected to open no later than April 10.
Deadline to apply will be April 25.
If you need assistance in completing the application, we would suggest reaching out to your accountant or feel free to reach out to us and we will help you the best we can.
WORKER EMERGENCY BRIDGE FUND
We are expecting more information on this program soon.
We also expect further supports to be announced next week.
EMPLOYER ASSESSMENT TOOL
The Employer Assessment tool has proved to be a popular resource for businesses looking to find out if they are complying with the Public Health order. Since it was posted online on March 30, it has been visited 8,316 times, with 7,116, or 86.73% of respondents completing the assessment.
Respondents included 2,618 businesses exempt from the Public Health order, 2,491 businesses who are permitted to operate if they are able to practice the social distancing measures, 769 employers who chose “other”, 390 from the food service industry, 279 from regulated health professions, 202 from unregulated health professions.