Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) has been extended and expanded in southern Ontario, with an additional $184 million now available. The expanded parameters include increases in contribution amounts and the timeframe for eligible costs, and are available to new applicants and existing recipients.

  • If you are a new applicant or an RRRF recipient in need of additional support, apply through our simplified application.
  • If you are awaiting a decision on your RRRF application, your application will be considered under the expanded parameters and does not need to be resubmitted.

For more information, review the program guidelines.

The RRRF provides liquidity support to businesses and not-for-profit organizations affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, that are unable to access other federal relief measures, or require additional support.

The Fund, valued at more than $1.5 billion nationally, is delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies.

In southern Ontario, we are delivering $436.4 million, including $69.4 million in targeted rural support delivered by Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs).

Applicant toolkit

Applicant checklist

Funding through FedDev Ontario

Businesses and organizations that meet the following criteria may be eligible:

Applications can be submitted for:

For more information, please view the program guidelines.

Next steps:

RRRF funding available through our partners

To provide targeted support to help businesses, sectors and communities particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to recover and move toward a more stable future, FedDev Ontario is providing funding to key partners in the region to deliver financial relief and other support through the RRRF.

If you are a rural business seeking $40,000 or less in support, you are encouraged to apply for RRRF support through your local CFDC.

Organizations interested in partnering with FedDev Ontario to support Canada's COVID-19 recovery efforts through the delivery of RRRF funding are encouraged to contact us to submit a proposal.

Click the links below to learn more.

Find your local CFDC
Find your local CFDC

If you are a rural business seeking $40,000 or less in support, you are encouraged to apply for RRRF support through your local CFDC.

Main Street Transformation Platform
Digital Main Street

If you are a small Ontario main street business seeking support to digitize your operations, register online for support through Digital Main Street, ShopHere, or the Future Proofing Main Street initiative.

Recovery Activation Program
Recovery Activation Program

If you are an Ontario SME seeking customized advice on digitizing any aspect of your operations, sign up to participate in the no-cost Recovery Activation Program through the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

If you are a destination marketing organization, visit the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario website for more information on the support available.

$2M to help eastern Ontario women-led businesses recover
$2M to help eastern Ontario women-led businesses recover

If you are a women-led SME in eastern Ontario, visit the Northumberland CFDC for more information or to apply for financial support to help with the key costs of reopening.

$2M to help southwestern Ontario women-led businesses recover
$2M to help southwestern Ontario women-led businesses recover

If you are a women-led SME in southwestern Ontario, visit the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation for more information or to apply for financial support to help with the key costs of reopening.

$1.5M to help Francophone businesses recover
$1.5M to help Francophone businesses recover

If you are a SME in a southern Ontario Francophone community, visit the Prescott Russell CDC's website for more information or to apply for financial support to reopen and rebuild revenues.

$1.5M in financial relief for Francophone organizations
$1.5M in financial relief for Francophone organizations

If you are a not-for-profit or social enterprise in a southern Ontario Francophone community, visit the l'Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario website for more information or to apply for financial relief to sustain operations as the economy gradually reopens.

$1.5M for support to Francophone SMEs & organizations
$1.5M for support to Francophone SMEs & organizations

If you are a SME, not-for-profit or social enterprise in a southern Ontario Francophone community, visit SÉO's website for more information on targeted advisory services to help you pivot your operations for success in the post-COVID-19 economy.

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