NS Offers More Hurricane Aid for Small Business
The Province will help small businesses that were forced to close by Hurricane Fiona.
Premier Tim Houston announced $10 million Small Business Hurricane Relief Program today. The plan offers a one-time grant of $2,500 to small business owners to help offset the cost of unanticipated business closures.
The Premier said, “As small businesses work to recover in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona, we know this help can't come soon enough.” Houston added, "We will continue to work with the business community to understand the ongoing impacts on their operations, and we will be there to support them.”
To be eligible, businesses must have stopped operating due to hurricane Fiona for at least five days between Friday, September 23, and Friday, October 7, when they would have otherwise been open.
On Monday, the Province launched the Disaster Financial Assistance Program to help businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and residents whose losses from hurricane Fiona were not insurable.
The government also announced Monday more than $40 million in assistance to help Nova Scotians and organizations cope with the costs of hurricane recovery.
More details about today’s grant and how to apply will be available soon.
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