Greetings:

The British Columbia (BC) Government launched the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant Program (Program) in September 2020 to help businesses impacted by COVID-19.  The program provides fully funded grants of up to $30,000 to eligible BC businesses, along with up to $15,000 additional funding to eligible tourism-based BC businesses.

After listening to businesses, industry organizations, and local elected officials, we streamlined the eligibility criteria, improving the experience for small and medium sized businesses.  Now, we need to ensure every qualified business in your community knows about this non-repayable grant.

What you need to know

The Program has a two-step process:

  1. Businesses need to visit gov.bc.ca/businessrecoverygrant to learn how the program works, determine eligibility requirements, and see what they need to apply.  Then they are ready for Step One:  start their application.
  2. After an application is received, the BC Government reviews for eligibility, reaching out to applicants if they have any questions or need more info.  If eligibility is confirmed, businesses move to Step Two:  complete a recovery plan.

Information is available on the Program website in languages other than English, including Simplified Chinese, Punjabi, French, Farsi, Korean, Vietnamese and more.

How you can help

Help get this information to businesses in our community by amplifying and sharing the program website with other businesses, friends and family:  http://www.gov.bc.ca/businessrecoverygrant

This quick explainer video:

This video encouraging businesses to apply:

Need more information?

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to discuss promoting this program in your community.

Time is running out – let us get businesses in your community applying for BC’s Business Recovery Grant today.

Sincerely,
Ravi Kahlon
Minister