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Ontario Grant application process is closing Monday the 14th

January 11, 2022: Message from Andrea Khanjin’s Office: Here are the details

The deadline to apply for the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program is Monday, March 14th. Eligible businesses required to close for indoor activities, such as restaurants and gyms, will receive a rebate payment equivalent to 100 per cent of their costs. Those required to reduce capacity to 50 per cent, such as smaller retail stores, will receive a rebate payment equivalent to 50 per cent of their costs. Businesses will be required to submit proof of costs associated with property tax and energy bills as part of the application process. All eligible businesses must submit an application to be considered, including those that received previous COVID-19 support payments. To learn more, including to find a full list of eligible businesses, visit the online application portal here (Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program (gov.on.ca))

Below is more detail of this program as well for your reference.

If you need any assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. My phone number is 705-817-9265.

Regards,

cid:image001.png@01D795AB.15DB0360   Andrew Valler | Manager of Stakeholder RelationsConstituency Office of Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie-Innisfil237 Mapleview Drive East, Unit 1, Barrie, ON L4N 0W5705.722.0575 | andrea.khanjin@pc.ola.organdreampp.com

Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

The new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program provides support for fixed property tax and
energy costs to businesses that are most impacted by public health measures in response to the
Omicron variant.
 Eligible businesses that are required to close or reduce capacity will receive rebate
payments for a portion of the property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to
these measures.
 Eligible businesses required to reduce capacity to 50 per cent, such as smaller retail
stores, will receive a rebate payment equivalent to 50 per cent of their property tax and
energy costs.
 Eligible businesses required to close for indoor activities, such as restaurants and gyms,
will receive a rebate payment equal to 100 per cent of their costs.
The Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program Guide includes a full list of eligible businesses and
is available at ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs
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Eligibility Criteria
 Business must be subject to a provincially-mandated capacity limit of 50 per cent or lower
(including a requirement to temporarily close)
 Business must pay commercial (non-residential) property taxes and/or non-residential energy
costs – either directly or through the property owner (as detailed in their lease)
 Not-for-profits and charities may be eligible if their operations/service is impacted by the
capacity limits and meets the eligibility criteria.
Application Process
 To apply, visit Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs and follow the link to complete the
online application.
 Businesses are required to submit proof of costs associated with property tax and/or energy
bills as part of the application process.

Payment: Approved applicants will receive funds via Electronic Fund Transfer directly into their
business bank account. Business bank accounts must be located in Ontario Funds will not be deposited into a personal account used for business purposes. Payments to eligible businesses are retroactive to December 19, 2021

Contact Information
For questions contact ServiceOntario at:
Toll-free: 1-855-216-3090
TTY: 416-325-3408
Toll-free TTY: 1-800-268-7095
Call centres are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, excluding government and
statutory holidays.

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