In recognition that small businesses impacted by the lockdown will require additional support so they can continue serving their communities and employing residents, the province announced the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant in December. This grant will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to eligible small business owners to help during the shutdown.
Businesses that are impacted by the Provincewide Shutdown will also be eligible for the property tax and energy cost rebates. In November, the government launched a program to provide rebates to offset fixed costs such as property tax and energy bills for businesses that are required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures. These rebates will continue to be available for businesses impacted by the Provincewide Shutdown and earlier restrictions. Business can apply for the rebates here.