The Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate (SRAR) reimburses eligible small businesses for investments made to adapt their business to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial assistance includes a payment of up to $5,000 for 50 percent of total eligible business-adaptation investments made by the applicant prior to February 28, 2021. Eligible expenditures include establishing physical barriers or reconfiguring space to operate safely, providing services through digital tools, providing different services or products, and shifting to delivery or curbside services including for third-party delivery fees. The application deadline is March 31, 2021. For more information, businesses can call 1-844-800-8688, email SRAR@gov.sk.ca, or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/strong-recovery-adaptation-rebate.
The Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP) has now been extended for February and March 2021. Eligible businesses, who have been ordered to temporarily close or scale-back operations through a public health order, could receive up to $5,000 per month that can be used for any purpose. The application deadline is April 30, 2021. For more information, businesses can call 1-800-667-6102, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/small-business-emergency-payment.
We have also announced a second offering of the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program (STSSP) for eligible tourism businesses in the accommodations, attraction and tours, events, and major event facility sectors that have seen a 30 per cent drop in revenue as a result of the pandemic. Applications will be available March 8 and the deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. For more information, businesses can call 1-800-667-6102, email email@example.com, or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/tourism-sector-support.
The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) has been extended to March 31, 2021. This temporary training subsidy provides businesses with financial support to train employees as they adjust to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The RSTS reimburses eligible private-sector employers 100 per cent of employee training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per business, which will help employers adapt to the impacts of the pandemic and safely align business activities with the re-opening of Saskatchewan’s economy. For more information, businesses can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/training-subsidy.
For more information on all of the provincial and federal government supports available, businesses can visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-businesses.