Friday, May 28, 2021

City opens second intake of COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program

Council approves addition of $3 million to grant program supporting businesses and organizations forced to restrict public access due to recent public health restrictions.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg has opened a second intake of the COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program in order to assist Winnipeg small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have been forced to restrict access to their premises due to COVID-19 public health restrictions that came into effect on May 9, 2021 or thereafter.

On May 27, 2021, Council approved the addition of $3 million to the COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program, which doubles the support made available to local businesses and organizations through the program. The Council approved 2021 Budget had included $3 million for eligible applicants impacted by public health restrictions effective November 12, 2020.

Small businesses and not-for-profit organizations can now apply online for a non-repayable grant of $1,500 through the second intake of the COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program. Recipients of the first intake of the program will need to re-apply to participate in this current intake. The grant can be used for rent, utilities, wages, personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizing equipment, or other business expenses incurred.

Grant applications are now being accepted and must be submitted online, with eligibility requirements and the online submission form available at

Program application deadline for the second intake is July 31, 2021

See the full press release here