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Energy Bill Relief Offers On-bill Credits of $750-$1,500


Do you know about the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)? It provides an on-bill credit to eligible residential, small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. Residential customers can receive up to $750 and small business/registered charity customers up to $1,500—for electricity and natural gas bills, respectively.
CEAP is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered by electricity and natural gas utilities and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs). To apply, contact your utility or USMP directly as each may have a unique approach for application in-take. CEAP funding is limited with applications processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about CEAP at www.oeb.ca/ceap
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L'allègement de la facture énergétique offre des crédits sur facture de 750 $ à 1500 $
Connaissez-vous le Programme d’aide aux impayés d’énergie en raison de la COVID-19 (Programme AIEC)?  Il octroie un crédit sur facture aux clients résidentiels, aux petites entreprises et aux organismes de bienfaisance enregistrés admissibles pour les aider à rattraper leur retard sur leurs paiements d’énergie et à reprendre les paiements réguliers. Un client résidentiel peut recevoir jusqu’à 750 $ pour couvrir ses factures d’électricité ou de gaz naturel. De leur côté, les petites entreprises et les organismes de bienfaisance enregistrés peuvent recevoir jusqu’à 1 500 $.
Le Programme AIEC est financé par le gouvernement de l’Ontario et est mis en œuvre par les distributeurs d’électricité, les distributeurs de gaz naturel et les fournisseurs de compteurs divisionnaires. Pour présenter une demande, il faut s’adresser directement au fournisseur de service public ou au fournisseur de compteurs divisionnaires, car chacun peut avoir sa propre méthode de réception des demandes. Le financement accordé par le Programme AIEC est limité, et les demandes sont traitées selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi. 
Visitez le site www.oeb.ca/aiec
pour obtenir plus de renseignements.

 

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The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was established in 1988 with a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster economic growth in the region.

The NOHFC is an operational service agency established under the enabling legislation of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act. The NOHFC has an appointed Board of Directors, chaired by the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. NOHFC’s objectives are set out in the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act as follows:

  1. to advise and make recommendations to the Lieutenant Governor in Council on any matter relating to the growth and diversification of the economy of Northern Ontario;

  2. to promote and stimulate economic initiatives in Northern Ontario; and

  3. to commission studies and enter into contracts in connection with the objects set out in clauses (a) and (b) above.

The NOHFC provides economic development funding toward approved projects in the territorial districts of Northern Ontario, namely Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timiskaming.

Vision

NOHFC will be a catalyst for key strategic investments to stimulate economic development and diversification in Northern Ontario.

Mission

To partner with communities, businesses, entrepreneurs and youth across Northern Ontario to create jobs and strengthen the economy.

Who We Serve

For the NOHFC, Northern Ontario is defined as all areas North of, and including, the districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing.

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Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation - COVID-19 Technology Adoption Fund (CTAF)

 

CTAF will provide eligible businesses, start-ups, municipalities, and Indigenous communities across Northern Ontario with access to capital grant funding to acquire digital technology and e-business and marketing solutions to ensure they can survive and adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

 

CTAF will provide:

 

- Capital grant funding for eligible applicants of up to $10,000 with a

a minimum contribution of 25% from the applicant towards the project

 

- Guidance and assistance for applicants.

For additional information or to apply, 

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Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation - Business Technology Improvement Fund (BTIF)

 

BTIF is a FedNor-funded initiative that assists businesses to develop their capacity for e-business and in effect their ability to compete and thrive in the digital age.

 

Eligible businesses could receive up to $5,000 towards broadband, e-business, and marketing solutions AND up to $25,000 towards investing in digital technology, such as software and in each scenario would be required to contribute a minimum 50% toward the project.

 

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Are you working from HOME?

If you worked more than 50% of the time from home for a period of at least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can claim $2 for each day you worked from home during that period.

You can then also claim any additional days you worked at home in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum amount that can be claimed is $400 per individual. This method can only be used for the 2020 tax year.

Click the link for more info:

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The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) is a special relief fund established by the Government of Canada to support businesses and organizations economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will help to address gaps left by other measures as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and complement those already provided by other levels of government, as well as take into account regional needs and realities.

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ONTARIO TOURISM AND TRAVEL
SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT

The Ontario Government Building Fund is supporting eligible small tourism and travel businesses that are struggling to recover from COVID 19. They will providing one-time payments of $10 000 to $20 000, depending on how much revenue has been lost. 

The recipients will be allowed to use the grant in whatever way makes the most sense for them. 

To be eligible your business: 

  • must have not received the Ontario Small Business Support Grant

  • operates a tourism or travel business in Ontario that:

    • was opened before 2021 

    • was still in operation on April 30, 2021

  • had 99 or fewer employees on April 30, 2021

  • has experienced a revenue decline of at least 20% if you began operating or acquired the business before July 2 2019

    • businesses that began operating or were acquired on or after July  2, 2019 and before January 1 2021 will receive the minimum grant if all eligibility is met 

    • business that began operating or were acquired in 2021 are not eligible   


Applications are being accepted until June 25th, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.

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ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION
Community Building Fund - Operating Stream

The Ontario Government Building Fund is investing $105 million to support non-profits and Indigenous communities in the community arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation organizations that are experiencing significant financial pressures due to the pandemic.  The term length is 6 or 12 months and the amount awarded (per year) is at a minimum of $10 000 to a maximum of $250 000.

Your grant application must meet all of the following criteria: 

  • All questions and acknowledgements are complete

  • Complies with OTF policies 

  • Strongly aligns with your chosen Community Building Fund - Operating stream outcomes

Applications are being accepted until June 1st, 2021 at 5pm ET.