Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly, announced that the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund will now accept applications from businesses and communities. It is specifically targeted toward those that may require additional help to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic but have been unable to access existing support measures. More information here.
For southern Ontario specifically, Minister Joly announced that the region’s businesses that are unable to access other existing measures can now apply for RRRF support through FedDev Ontario. As the Regional Development Agency for southern Ontario, FedDev Ontario will work with key partners such as the Community Futures Development Corporations across the region to help southern Ontario businesses during these difficult times. A total of $252.4 million will be available for southern Ontario businesses. More information here.