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:

Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)

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


Regional Relief & Recovery Fundy (RRRF)

Interest free repayable funding of up to $1,000,000


Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Financial help for wage earners, contract workers, and those self-employed.


Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Forgiveable loans to commercial property owners who in turn will lower or forgo rent.


Canada Emergency Business Account

Interest-free loans of up to $40,000 for businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.


Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Businesses can apply for Canada's wage subsidy of 75% for up to 3 months.


Canada Emergency Student Benefit 

Emergency cash aid for post-secondary students.


Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Helping business and individuals through the COVID-19 outbreak.


Business Credit Availability Program

Up to $10 billion additional support to businesses.


 

Support Resources:

Alberta Biz Connect

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


Workplace Guidance for Business Owners

This document has been developed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.


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 Propety 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.


Temporary Signage Spruce Grove

Temporary signage on boulevards and business premises allowed - COVID-19


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.


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.


 

 

 

 

 

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