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:

Tourism & Hospitality Recovery Program

Provides support to hotels, travel agencies, restaurants, and others with a subsidy rate of up to 75%. 


Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program

Provides support for businesses that have faced deep losses, with a subsidy rate of up to 50%. 


REP Implementation Grant

A one-time payment of $2,000 to small and medium sized businesses that choose to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).  


REP Training Program

$1M in grant funding to support frontline workers and help them access safety trainig to keep doors open and workers and patrons safe.


Canada Digital Adoption Program

Grants to help small and medium-sized businesses accelerate their digital transformation to fuel economic recovery. 


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.


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.


 

Support Resources:

ShopHERE Program

Free 1:1 assistance for businesses with 0 to 49 employees to help them create their online stores at no cost.


Alberta Biz Connect

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


Step-By-Step Interactive Tool

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


Government of Canada

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


 

Keeping You Informed:

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.