*NEW* Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit
Starting in mid-April 2021, the Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit will provide payments of up to $10,000 to eligible small and medium businesses most affected by the pandemic and ongoing public health restrictions.
Businesses can use these funds as they see fit to help offset the costs of re-opening, and implementing public health measures including:
- physical barriers
- purchasing personal protective equipment and disinfecting supplies
- paying rent and employee wages
- replacing inventory
- expanding online business or e-commerce opportunities
Fort further information and updates visit: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-covid-19-business-benefit.aspx
*Expanded* Small Medium Size Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG)
To support business at this time modifications to the Small Medium Size Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) has been introduced. Starting the week of December 14, job creators who have experienced a 30% revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic will qualify for the program, lowering the threshold from the existing 40% revenue loss requirement. This 30% threshold will be available to impacted businesses retroactive to March, 2020.
For further information and updates on the SMERG program visit: https://www.alberta.ca/sme-relaunch-grant.aspx.
IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY: No fee one-on-one business consultations with lawyers, accountants, marketing, e-commerce specialists and more (by phone, email or live chat). This is a free service jointly funded by the provincial/federal governments and delivered through the Business Link in Edmonton. For further information and to book your free appointment go to: https://businesslink.ca/
Agricultural Job Connector – apply for and post agricultural related jobs. https://www.alberta.ca/agriculture-job-connector.aspx
$100 million in funding available for Orphan Well Reclamation and oil services sector job generation.
Six Month Deferral of timber dues : https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=70000C5E160A8-0893-2ABA-EAC0F19EF694D2DE
Alberta Biz Connect assistance: https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx
Alberta Income Support Program: https://www.alberta.ca/income-support.aspx
Alberta Government Small Business Resources: https://www.alberta.ca/small-business-resources.aspx
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development: https://www.afrea.ab.ca/alberta-agriculture-and-rural-development
Development funding programs: http://www.iae.alberta.ca/media/324115/funding-programs-community-regional-economic-development.pdf
Funding for innovation start-ups at Alberta Innovates: https://albertainnovates.ca/
Alberta’s Layoff & Recall Directive: https://www.alberta.ca/Layoff-and-recall-directive.aspx
COVID-19 Updates from Government for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Government of Alberta – COVID-19: Support for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx
Government of Alberta – COVID-19 Support for employers and employees: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx
Help Prevent the Spread: https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx
Travel Advice: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
How to Self-Isolate: https://www.alberta.ca/self-isolation.aspx
Cases in Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-data.aspx