Funding Info for Employers

via Durham Economic Task Force

Did you know that you can find funding information from all levels of government on one webpage? The Durham Economic Task Force continues to update the COVID-19 Response website for your reference and convenience.

Recently added programs include:


Federal: Local Lockdown Program

The Local Lockdown Program provides eligible businesses, charities and non-profits affected by a qualifying public health restriction with wage and rent support through the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP). You do not have to be in the tourism, hospitality, arts, entertainment or recreation sectors to be eligible for this support. Find the details under the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP).


Provincial: Small Business Relief Grant and Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program


Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant: for small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. It will provide eligible small businesses with a grant payment of $10,000.


Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program: The Province of Ontario is introducing a new program to support businesses that are most impacted by public health measures in response to the Omicron variant. Eligible businesses that are required to close or reduce capacity will receive rebate payments for a portion of the property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to these measures.


Visit Invest Durham COVID Response for information on government support, funding, business support and opportunities to help.



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