Alberta Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

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Alberta Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

The Alberta government has launched a new grant to help small and medium-sized businesses reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns.

The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers up to $5,000 in funding for eligible businesses to help them offset a portion of their relaunch costs.

The funds can be used for physical barriers, personal protective equipment and disinfecting supplies, along with rent, employee wages and inventory.

Is my business eligible?

Businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations that were ordered to temporarily close or curtail operations as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns may be eligible.

To qualify, you must be open or plan to reopen as public health orders are lifted through Alberta’s phased relaunch.

You will be required to demonstrate a revenue reduction of at least 50% in April and/or May 2020 in comparison to April 2019, May 2019 or February 2020 as a result of public health orders.

Grant funding will be provided for 15% of the organization’s pre-COVID monthly revenue in either April 2019, May 2019, or February 2020 up to a maximum of $5,000 per business, cooperative or non-profit organization.

Your business must have less than 500 employees and meet one of the following legal entities:

  • Corporation registered under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta)

  • Partnership registered under the Partnership Act (Alberta)

  • Sole proprietor with a trade name registered under the Partnership Act (Alberta)

  • Corporation incorporated under a special act or a private act of the Alberta legislature

  • Non-profit registered under a special act or a private act of the Alberta legislature

  • Non-profit registered under part 9 of the Companies Act (Alberta)

  • Society registered under the Societies Act (Alberta) or Agricultural Societies Act (Alberta)

  • Cooperative registered under the Cooperatives Act (Alberta)

  • Maintain a permanent establishment  in Alberta and be established (and in good standing) under at least one of the above acts/legislation

  • Be carrying on business/operations or were eligible to carry on business/operations in Alberta on February 29, 2020

What if I've received financial relief from another COVID-19-related program?

You can still receive the grant if you've received relief from the following:

How do I apply?

1. Read the full program guidelines.

2. Create a My Alberta Digital ID (MADI) user account. If you already have a MADI user account, you can log in with your existing credentials.

You will need the following information for your application:

  • Legal business name

  • Corporate Access Number (CAN)

  • Financial details of pre-COVID revenue and COVID-impacted revenue

  • Social Insurance Number (for sole proprietors only)

  • Banking information

  • Financial information

Any questions about the application should be directed to [email protected]

Contact FBC

If you’d like to learn more about this or other COVID-19 programs for Canadian businesses, please call us at 1-800-265-1002 or email [email protected] Unlimited consultation related to tax matters is a key benefit of FBC Membership. You can also book an appointment.

Visit our COVID-19 Resource Centre for the latest information, advice and insights for small business owners.

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