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.