Grant now available for YK businesses to improve space during COVID-19

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Small and medium-sized businesses can now apply to the City of Yellowknife’s Indoor Space Improvement Grant.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be given to help recover COVID-19 related expenses incurred anytime after May 10th to improve their indoor space.

The city says the purpose of the grant is to help offset the cost burdens for businesses to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant will go towards ongoing space improvements and costs to comply with the guidelines set forth by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer.

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To be eligible, businesses must have twenty employees or less, be in the city, have a valid business licence, and operate in accordance with applicable bylaws and permits.

Qualifying industries include food and retail services; hospitality and tourism; arts, culture and entertainment; personal care services; and recreation.

The grant will provide reimbursement of eligible costs/expenses upon receipt of proof of expenditure.

Funds payable under the grant will be paid within 30 business days.

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