Funding Opportunity

COVID-19 Professional Services Relief Application

Has your business needed to hire professional services because of COVID-19?

Types of services could include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Assessments
  • Financial Training
  • Business Planning Consultations
  • Business Development Consultations
  • Marketing Consultations
  • Industry Expertise Training
  • Other Professional consultations

Your business could access up to $5,000 in reimbursement for the costs of services (HST not included).

Download the Application

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COVID Safety Protocol Project:

 Download Application Form

Download Attestation Form

The goal of the project is to assist our local Small, Medium Enterprises with the expenses that have occurred or will occur prior to March 31,2021 for Safety Protocol Modifications for Covid-19 needed to operate. 


  • A SME (Small, Medium Enterprise) ie. retail shops, restaurants, corner stores, etc., and businesses of strategic importance to the community.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises are defined as having less than 500 employees.
  • Applicant has confirmed and attested that no other funding has been accessed for the same purposes and utilization that the Covid Safety Protocol Project is set out to fund.
  • The SME must have been viable as of March 1, 2020.
  • SME was Established before March 1, 2020.

Examples of Eligible Costs Acquired Between March 15th, 2020 and March 31, 2021:

  • Customer and employee safety installations such as distancing signs for floors
  • COVID-19 posters and displays
  • Acquisition of barriers
  • Widening of aisles

Plexiglass and partitions, signage, and other business restructuring or equipment purchases required in support of adaptations that may be required 

    Hosted CFDC -Kirkland and District Community Development Corporation 


    PPE  Application Form:

    Download PPE Application Form

    The PPE Program has officially closed, and we are no longer accepting applications.

    Only small and medium enterprises who have lost revenue and are located within the Patricia region are eligible for funding.

    COVID-19 PPE Project

    Project Description

    Small and medium business that have purchased new PPE due to COVID-19 would be eligible to access a non-repayable contribution from PACE to cover purchase costs to a maximum of $500 per business. The contribution amount will be based on need.


    To be eligible businesses need will need to meet the following criteria:

    • Have less than 500 employees
    • Annual sales revenue of less than $20 million,
    • Produce goods and services for the market economy
    • Have needed to purchase new PPE due to COVID-19 Health and Safety measures

    Eligible Project Costs

    • Masks
    • Face shields
    • Plexiglass panels
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Gloves
    • Sanitizer
    • Directional signage (including social distance signage)

    Purchases need to have been made after March 17, 2020 and prior to January 1, 2021.

    Application Process

    Businesses must fill out a short application outlining the new Health and Safety precautions they have needed to take in response to COVID-19 and the impact COVID-19 has had on their business. You will need to attach copies of receipts for purchases made. Businesses will be asked to attest that the purchases are specifically related to COVID-19 and not a part of normal business operations.


    RRRF Application Form:


    Download RRRF Application Form




    Patricia Area Community Endeavours Inc. (PACE) is pleased to offer a new loan product to businesses impacted by COVID-19. Applications will be accepted starting May 22nd. The two streams of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) is being administered by FedNor and the local Community Futures offices, like PACE. To access the FedNor stream, contact Brent Lundy. To access the PACE stream contact Noreen Cox.

    To be eligible for the PACE stream of RRRF business will need to have been viable and in business prior to March 1, 2020. They will need to demonstrate that they have been impacted by COVID-19 but will not have to meet any payroll or revenue loss thresholds. Businesses will need to have fewer than 500 employees, annual sales revenue of less than $20 million, and provide goods and services for the market economy. Businesses will also need to have attempted to access other COVID-19 relief measures like CEBA, the wage subsidy, AFI, etc.

    The RRRF loans will be to a maximum of $40,000 and will include the following terms:

    • 0% interest until December 31, 2022.
    • No principal payments until December 31, 2022. 
    • Principal repayments can be voluntarily made at any time.
    • 25% up to a maximum of $10,000 in loan forgiveness is available, provided the outstanding balance is paid back by December 31, 2022.
    • If any part of the balance is not paid by December 31, 2022, the remaining balance will be converted to a term loan at up to 5% annual interest. Effective January 1, 2023.
    • The full balance must be repaid no later than December 31, 2025. 
    • No security will be required.

    To apply, businesses will need to fill out an application, provide copies of their 2019 financial statements or income and balance statements, and provide cash flows and projections. Businesses will be able to apply for funds to cover expenses retroactive to March 15th. If businesses need more than $40,000 in funding PACE has other loan products available that can help.

    What should you do to protect your business from COVID-19?

    What can PACE do to help your business?

    • We can offer business counselling to help you decide what programs you should apply to or help developing cash projections and business plans.
    • We can help if you are experiencing cash flow issues.
    • We are able to loan you funds at 0% until September 2020, after which the interest rate will be prime.
    • Principal repayments can be deferred during the pandemic.
    • We know business owners don’t want to go into debt, but if you need help PACE can work with you to meet the needs of your business.

    Most importantly, be flexible and adjust as new information is released:

     If there is a local outbreak of the illness or community spread or

     Any releases from the Northwestern Health Unit, your local municipality, the Province, or the Federal government adjust your plan