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New Manitoba bridge $5,000 grant program to support retailers impacted by operating restrictions

November 11, 2020

Following extensive collaborative advocacy by RCC and other Manitoba business associations, the Manitoba government has announced that new Manitoba Bridge Grant that will provide $5,000 upfront to businesses (retail, restaurants…) directly impacted COVID operating restrictions.

The Manitoba Bridge Grant will provide an immediate one-time payment of $5,000 to small and medium-sized businesses that were directly ordered to temporarily close their publicly accessible physical locations by Manitoba COVID-19 public-health orders in effect on Nov.12.

The Manitoba Bridge Grant has the capacity to be extended automatically Jan. 1, 2021, to provide an additional $5,000 to each organization should these public health orders remain in place.

The new Manitoba Bridge Grant application portal will be live Monday, Nov. 16 through manitoba.ca/supportsforbusiness. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15.

For more information:  John Graham, Director of Government Relations (Prairie Region) at [email protected] or (204) 926-8624.

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