SAFE AT HOME MANITOBA GRANT: This grant will provide $3 million in funding to a wide variety of Manitoba organizations and individuals who are able to produce free programming for Manitobans to stay safe at home, such as live streaming of the performing arts, cooking classes, at-home fitness programs, and home-based art programs for children. Eligible applicants include MB municipalities, First Nations, local authorities, not-for-profits, charitable and for-profit businesses, government agencies, post-secondary institutions, and individual artists and are eligible to apply for up to $50,000 per project. Applications opened on December 7, 2020 and will be evaluated and approved on a continuous basis until the fund is fully allocated.
APPLICATION WINDOW EXTENDED to DEC. 31/2020: $5K Manitoba Bridge Grant (storefront businesses)
Manitoba organizations required to close under current public health orders are able to apply online for the $5,000 Manitoba Bridge Grant. This grant is accessible to small and medium-sized businesses and organizations required to fully close their premises to the public because of Manitoba COVID-19 public health orders in effect as of Nov. 12. The program application deadline has been extended to Dec.31/2020. Should the public health orders remain in place past Jan. 1, 2021, the Bridge Grant may be extended to provide an additional $5,000 to eligible organizations in 2021.
NEW! OPEN FOR APPLICATION to DEC. 31/2020: $5K Manitoba Bridge Grant (stream B for home-based businesses) provides a maximum grant equal of up to $5,000 to eligible full-time Manitoba home-based businesses that have been impacted by Manitoba COVID-19 Prevention Orders in effect as of Nov. 12, 2020 or any revisions to those Orders. Qualifying applicants will receive a grant in the amount equal to 10 per cent of their 2019 gross income, to a maximum contribution of $5,000.
OPEN FOR APPLICATION: The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), which picks up where the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) left off on Sept. 27/2020, provides easy-to-access rent and mortgage support until June 2021 for qualifying organizations affected by COVID-19, including a top-up for those affected by lock-downs.