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Qalipu First Nation Launches COVID-19 Small Business Support Fund

Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Business Support Fund for member-owned businesses. The Band will distribute the funding as non-repayable grants of up to $10,000 for small businesses that qualify. The fund, made available through Indigenous Services Canada, aims to support small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Manager of Tourism and Community Development Angela Brockway will receive and process applications starting on Friday, September 17, 2021. She noted that the application is straight forward and that the Band hopes to help as many as possible with the funds available.

“To be eligible, the business must have been in operation for a year, still financially viable and expecting to continue operations, and be able to use the fund to prevent layoffs or other negative impacts due to the pandemic. We also stipulate that the business has not already received any other non-repayable COVID-19 business funding.”

The application and guidelines are now available online. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received before the starting date of October 26 will be returned.

Covid-19 Small Business Support Fund Application
Covid-19 Stimulus Development Fund Declaration
Small Business Support Budget Form

To discuss, please contact abrockway@qalipu.ca or call 709-634-5041