If your organization hasn’t been able to secure funding through existing COVID-19 government support programs, you could get financial relief from your local Regional Development Agency to help cover fixed operating costs.

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Money

  • Maximum: $1 million interest-free
  • Non-repayable

Funding limits

  • Maximum term: 6 months (between March 15, 2020 and March 31, 2021)
  • You can combine money from this program with money from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy as long as you aren’t also using the RRRF to cover salaries and wages

You

  • Are a non-profit that provides support services to businesses
  • Are facing financial pressure due to COVID-19
  • Were a viable business prior to COVID-19

How it works

  1. Read the program website to see if you are eligible and for how much.
  2. Download and complete the Application for Funding. You’ll need to include some supporting documents, like financial statements for the last two years, interim financial statements, and incorporation documents. Make sure you’ve signed the Officer’s Certificate.
  3. Use the submit button in the online form and save a copy of the confirmation message.
  4. If successful, you’ll be asked to enter a Contribution Agreement.
  5. You’ll be paid either through a single advance, or for contributions greater than $100,000, two advances.
  6. Be prepared to submit a Final Report, including how the money was used, how it mitigated the impacts of COVID-19 on your business, the number of jobs created, and confirmation that you are still operational.

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WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT?

The Community Services Block Grant [CSBG] is a federal anti-poverty program administered by the NYS Department of State DCS since 1982. Its purpose in NYS is to provide assistance to a network of Community Action Agencies [CAAs] or Community Action Programs [CAPs] and other neighborhood organizations in the reduction of poverty, revitalization of low-income communities, and to provide economic opportunities for low-income families. CSBG provides funds to 49 Community Action Agencies located throughout the state, including three Indian tribes/tribal organizations. When available, CSBG funding also supports workforce initiatives in selected regions through the NYS.

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HOW DOES DOS ADMINISTER CSBG?

The CSBG is implemented through a network of Community Action Agencies that provide services such as workforce development, child care and head start, weatherization, emergency food and clothing, domestic violence intervention, afterschool care, and other like services. DCS ensures program and fiscal compliance through routine on site reviews of fiscal and program services. For more information on CSBG, CSBG programming and fiscal monitoring, or the use of CSBG discretionary funding, click on the following link, http://www.dos.ny.gov/dcs/documents.htm, or go to the Reports, Application and Management Plans and Guides page.

WHICH LOCAL ENTITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CSBG FUNDS?

Organizations which were officially designated as CAAs or CAPs under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and were specifically designated by the 1981 CSBG Act as eligible entities to receive CSBG funds. An eligible entity may have its designation terminated if it fails to meet standards, goals, or requirements established by New York State, or if it fails to provide contractual services under the CSBG Act. [42 U.S.C. §9915] The State must initiate proceedings to terminate designation of the eligible entity or reduce its funding if a deficiency is not corrected after notice and an opportunity to be heard. [42 U.S.C. §9915(a)(5)] A determination by the State to terminate the designation or reduce the funding of an eligible entity is reviewable by the Secretary of HHS. [42 U.S.C. §9915(b)]

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER STATE LAW FOR ADMINISTERING CSBG?

The Secretary of State has been designated to act as official agent of the state in administering, carrying out, and otherwise cooperating with the federal government in connection with CSBG. In addition, the Secretary allocates CSBG funds to recipients in the manner required by 42 USC §9906, assists the Governor in applying to the federal government for the state CSBG allocation, cooperates with the legislature in conducting public hearings on the use and distribution of funds, and monitors and evaluates use of funds received by the state under CSBG. [Executive Law, §159-f]

HOW ARE LOCAL CSBG GRANTEES MONITORED AND EVALUATED?

Programs are administered in accordance with the CSBG statutory purposes and goals, and in compliance with all applicable statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by federal and state government. To that end, all recipients of CSBG funds submit work plans and budgets detailing the programs, services, and activities to be conducted using CSBG funds. In addition, DCS implemented the Triennial Review for Accountability and Compliance with Standards (TRACS) in order to assess each eligible entity for compliance with new federal requirements. Based on review results, DCS makes recommendations to agencies for continued progress and improvement of existing conditions.

For more information on CSBG, CSBG program and fiscal monitoring, or the use of CSBG discretionary funding, click on the following link, or go to the Reports, Application and Management Plans and Guides page.

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Central Development Corporation focuses on the delivery of three key services to support community economic development in Prince Edward Island rural communities.

The delivery of project planning, development, and implementation services, to strategic community and economic development initiatives. These services are available to community organizations, municipalities, or private businesses requiring support to see a project through to completion. Fees are tied to project costs similar to professional services focused on the delivery of on-going programs aimed at enhancing business skills, promoting entrepreneurship, or supporting the not for profit sector.

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Past Projects

Doucet House

The Doucet House originally built in circa 1764, was preserved and restored because of it’s cultural and historical significance to the early Acadian settlement of the area. The Doucet House is not only an important example of early Acadian vernacular architecture on Prince Edward Island but also a record of early Acadians and their re-establishing themselves following the expulsion. It currently functions as a seasonal operation open for public viewing as an adjunct to the Farmers Bank of Rustico.

Farmers Bank of Rustico

The Farmers Bank of Rustico established in 1864 as one of the first examples of the credit union system in North America. In November of 1999 the final phase of the restoration of the Farmers Bank began. A number of Provincial and Federal Government and funding commitments enabled the Friends of the Farmers Bank of Rustico Inc Committee to begin developing the interpretive exhibit highlighting the history of the Acadians, Father Belcourt and the origination of the first Peoples Bank. The goal of the committee is to restore, preserve and conserve the building and its artifacts.

New Glasgow Streetscape

The New Glasgow Community Streetscape Project was a community driven endeavor sponsored by Central Development Corporation dedicated to improving the general appearance of the community, and to encourage residents and visitors alike to be better informed about the Communities history.

The project entailed the construction of a boardwalk, installation of streetlights, 5 information panels highlighting New Glasgow’s historic achievements, 2 picnic shelters, island stone wishing well, park benches, community landscaping and bicycle parking racks. The Community committee is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the project. People can now walk in safety on a thoughtful well designed boardwalk that links many of the communities main tourism establishments.

North Rustico Marina and Interpretive Centre

Fearing the removal of the wharf, know to locals as the “bullpen”, would cause adverse effects to an already problematic harbour, the North Rustico Harbour Authority spearheaded a development plan for the area which would save the harbour by incorporating tourism activities and a Marina.

The North Rustico Harbour Authority worked closely with the Gulf Shore Community Development Committee and Central Development Corporation in the planning and preparation of a proposal. Partners were sought out with hopes of beginning construction in the spring of 2002.

Stanhope Promenade

The Municipality of Stanhope, in discussions with community groups, local residents and Central Development Corporation have been researching a 3 kilometre promenade to be constructed along the Bay Shore Road.

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The funding will allow for short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions through Aboriginal Financial Institutions, which offer financing and business support services to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis businesses – from Indigenous Services Canada

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Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

How it works

Financial support for Indigenous businesses will be provided through Aboriginal Financial Institutions, and administered by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association and the Métis capital corporations in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada.

About the measures

The Government of Canada will provide up to $306.8 million in interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis businesses.

This measure is part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. Financial support will be provided through Aboriginal Financial Institutions and administered by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association, as well as the Métis Capital Corporations in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada.

These federal support measures should complement support offered by the provinces and territories.

Who this supports

Small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses that are current or former clients of an Aboriginal Financial Institution.

How it works

Up to $40,000 will be available to small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses:

  • an interest-free loan up to $30,000
  • a non-repayable contribution up to $10,000

Contact your Aboriginal Financial Institution to apply for support – we can help!

If your business has an established relationship with a major bank, you may choose to get support from the Canada Emergency Business Account instead.

Contact your Aboriginal Financial Institution or the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association for help determining the best options for relief for your business.

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The National Arts Service Organizations component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds Canadian arts service organizations with mandates to promote and support the arts on a national level. Grants assist service organizations committed to developing and sustaining the vitality of the Canadian professional arts sector through representation, promotion and exchange.

Activities – what you can apply for

You can apply for a contribution towards member services and other activities that strengthen the vitality of the professional arts sector on a national basis. In particular, to:

  • encourage dialogue, networking and shared learning
  • initiate research and analysis
  • represent and promote the arts to the public
  • provide ongoing services and opportunities for artists and/or arts organizations

Who can apply

Types of potential applicants to this component:

    • national arts service organizations

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

To be eligible, your organization must:

      • presently receive core support from this component. If your organization is presently receiving core support from another component, you must contact your Program Officer to confirm your eligibility before you apply.

OR:

        • have received 1 composite grant or 3 Canada Council project grants in the last 5 years. This excludes grants from the following components and programs: Travel, Representation and Promotion, Translation, Small-Scale Activities, Digital Strategy Fund, Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development, Flying Squad, and Visiting Foreign Artists.
        • be an incorporated not-for-profit arts organization
        • work with a professional staff
        • have at least 5 years of continuous activities and services that support the professional arts sector
        • have had total revenues exceeding $75 000 in each of the last 3 years (some exceptions may be considered)

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Funding under this program stream helps create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation. This will foster the entrepreneurial environment necessary for more innovative regional economies and increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). In part, this stream will seek to further enhance business support networks for under-represented groups—including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs—promoting their entrepreneurial talent.

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Scope & Objectives

The Regional innovation ecosystems (RIE) Stream aims to create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional ecosystems that support business growth and innovation, as well as the entrepreneurial environment necessary to foster more innovative regional economies and increase the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Through this program, FedNor seeks to:

  • Grow and sustain strategic clusters and consortia to leverage regional strengths and support businesses to scale up and commercialize innovative products, technologies and services.
  • Enhance the development and reach of business accelerators and incubators, and other organizations, which support entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovative companies with high-growth potential.
  • Support projects led by innovation-oriented organizations to increase and promote business productivity and global competiveness, and investment and talent attraction.

FedNor will make targeted investments in not-for-profit organizations that provide support to businesses at each stage of development in areas where Northern Ontario has the potential to have a leadership position and opportunities for growth. Investments made through FedNor’s Regional innovation ecosystems Stream will further enhance the capacity of ecosystems to support underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples and young

entrepreneurs, promoting their entrepreneurial talent.

Expected Results

Projects supported through FedNor’s programs work towards achieving one or more of the following departmental results:

  • Businesses in Northern Ontario invest in the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, products, services and processes.
  • Businesses in Northern Ontario are innovative and growing.
  • Communities in Northern Ontario are economically diversified.

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FedNor Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) – Regional economy stream (Not-for-profit) – we can support your strategy & submission.

If your organization isn’t eligible for current COVID-19 government support programs, you could get non-repayable financial support from your local Regional Development Agency.

Money

  • Maximum: $500,000
  • Non-repayable

Funding limits

  • Maximum duration: 12 months
  • This program will cover a maximum of 100% of eligible costs

You

  • Are a non-profit in Northern Ontario
  • Carry out commercial activities that are positioned to support SMEs regarding COVID-19

Scope & Objectives

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) will support vulnerable businesses and eligible not-for-profit organizations that are impacted by the economic disruption associated with the COVID-19 pandemic across the regions of Canada. Applicants are eligible to receive up to 100 percent of total eligible bridge support costs, covering up to a twelve (12) month period.

The RRRF will provide unconditionally repayable and conditionally repayable contributions to eligible small and medium-sized enterprises, of normally up to a maximum of $500,000 for a period of up to twelve months (12). Support to eligible not-for-profit organizations and First Nation band-owned businesses whose articles of incorporation do not permit dividends to be paid or distributed to shareholders will be non-repayable.

It is highly recommended that you read this Applicant Guide before submitting an application form. Please pay particular attention to the eligibility criteria to determine if you can apply. Applicants are encouraged to address all submission requirements and ensure that the application submitted contains sufficient detail to enable a thorough review and assessment. Submitting an incomplete application may result in the delay of assessment and/or rejection of an application.

Funding decisions will take into account the minimum amount required to carry out the project, proof that applicants were profitable prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and the severity of impacts.

How it works

  1. Read the program website to see if you are eligible and for how much.
  2. Download and complete the Application for Funding. You’ll need to include some supporting documents, like financial statements for the last two years, interim financial statements, and incorporation documents. Make sure you’ve signed the Certification section at the end.
  3. Submit the form online and save a copy of the confirmation message and Project Reference Number.
  4. If successful, you’ll be asked to enter a Contribution Agreement and complete a few additional forms.
  5. You will receive advance payments based on your cost forecast.
  6. Be prepared to submit a final report.

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