The Government of Canada and Community Futures organizations (CFs) understand the difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the small business community throughout the West. As a result, the Government of Canada has made funds available to the CFs to provide support and assistance to SMEs through the rural stream of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).
Small business owners impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for loans up to $60,000 through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).
The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund provides funding to support businesses that have not been approved for supports through the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) or the Emergency Loan Program delivered through Aboriginal Financial Institutions.
How to Apply
1. Use our Location Finder to enter your rural location and find your nearest Community Futures office.
If your business is located in an urban or metropolitan area (Calgary or Edmonton) or you require over $60,000 in funding, please visit this site: WD Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
2. Sign up for an account and complete the online application.
3. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification that is confirmation your local office has received your application and is working on your request.
*Note aux PME francophones: Inscrivez la collectivité où se trouve votre entreprise Recherche d'emplacement pour trouver le formulaire de demande en ligne au titre du Fonds d'aide et de relance régionale (FARR). Pour obtenir de l'aide concernant votre demande au titre du FARR et d'autres services en français, veuillez communiquer avec l'Organisation Francophone a vocation Économique (OFVE) de l’Alberta