COVID-19 Resources

To support businesses through this difficult time, we have compiled a list of resources, making it as easy as possible for you to access the help that you need.  As things quickly unfold, new measures are being introduced.  We will make every effort to provide the most current and relevant information available.

In recognition of the significant impact COVID-19 is having on the economy, Spruce Grove City Council will be providing our community with options that will give short-term financial relief.

Visit our ALERTS page for additional information pertaining to COVID-19.    

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Financial Support:

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)

Low-interest loans of $25,000 - $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs for businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19. 

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Subsidy for businesses to retain employees, increase cash flow, and support them to help pay rent.

Innovation Employment Grant

A grant of up to 20% towards qualifying research and development expenditures.

Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch

Last round of funding of up to $10,000 for small and medium-sized busineses, co-ops and non-profits.

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Interest-free loans of up to $60,000 for businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Businesses can apply for a maximum subsidy rate at 65% (40% base rate + 25% top-up).

Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)

For large employers whose needs during COVID-19 are not met through conventional financing.

Regional Relief & Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Interest free repayable funding of up to $2,000,000.


Support Resources:

Alberta Stop the Spike

New restrictions and stronger public measures in efforts to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Alberta Biz Connect

A website to help business reopen during COVID-19. Includes a red tape reduction form where you can share your ideas.

Alberta Resilient Recovery Program

A program to help entrepreneurs get their businesses back on track, and mitigate the effects of future business interruptions.

Step-By-Step Interactive Tool

A guide to help businesses navigate government resources best suited to their needs

Alberta Government - Temporary Layoffs

Employers who want to keep an employment relationship may lay off an employee for a maximum duration of 120 consecutive days.

Education Property Tax Freeze & Deferral

The government will freeze education property taxes & will defer for 6 months.

Government of Canada

Additional investments to support businesses from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Calling All Suppliers – Help Canada Combat COVID-19

Government of Canada is asking suppliers to provide products and services.

Bits & Pieces Program

Alberta Government seeking companies that have a product or service to offer.

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Canadian Chamber helping business navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. 


Keeping You Informed:

Spruce Grove City Council 

In recognition of the impact of COVID-19, City Council is providing options for financial relief.

Alberta’s Staged COVID-19 Relaunch

A phased relaunch to reopen closed businesses and services and get people back to work.

Government of Canada - Essential Services

Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Helping business and individuals through the COVID-19 outbreak.

ESRI Canada Outbreak at-a-glance

Access at-a-glance information about the COVID-19 pandemic across all provinces.

Government of Canada - Updates

Self-assessment, prevention, risk, symptoms, treatment, and more.  Supports for business and individuals.

Edmonton International Airport COVID-19

Travel restrictions and other important travel-related information.

Alberta Government - Overview COVID-19 

Weekly overview of response to the COVID-19 pandemic.