Small Business Hurricane Relief Program

Small business owners can apply for a one-time $2,500 grant to help cover the cost of unanticipated business closures from Hurricane Fiona. You need to apply by 16 December 2022.

Apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of unanticipated business closures from Hurricane Fiona.

The Small Business Hurricane Relief Program provides a one-time $2,500 grant to help small business owners cover the cost of unanticipated business closures from Hurricane Fiona.

Financial assistance amount

Financial assistance provides one-time $2,500 grant to help cover the cost of unanticipated business closures

Help with your application

The Provincial Financial Support Information Line can answer questions about the application process, help identify what information and supporting documents you need, and provide information about other support programs.

Eligibility

Small businesses can apply for financial assistance if the:

  • impacts of Hurricane Fiona prevented the business from operating for at least 5 days between 23 September 2022 and 7 October 2022 when the business would usually be operating
  • business is registered with Registry of Joint Stock Companies and has a Business Number from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • business paid the corporate tax rate for small business on income taxes in its most recently completed tax year, if the business is incorporated
  • yearly gross revenue is not more than $5,000,000

Eligible businesses include:

  • accommodations
  • charities
  • construction
  • fitness, recreational and leisure facilities
  • independent gas retailers
  • independent retailers
  • live performing arts venues
  • manufacturing
  • personal services
  • private daycares
  • repair services
  • restaurants and licensed drinking establishments
  • some self-regulated and unregulated health professionals
  • wholesale operators

Corporate stores of a franchise network that’s located outside Atlantic Canada are not eligible to apply.

You need to apply by 16 December 2022.

How to apply

  1. Apply online for the grant.
  2. Submit your completed application.
  3. If your application is approved, your cheque is mailed to you.

How long it takes

It should take 2 to 4 weeks to get your cheque. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to apply.

Apply online

Applications are closed.