Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program No. 2 (STSSP 2)
The Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program (STSSP) has been renewed for the October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021, eligibility period. STSSP 2 provides a payment to eligible businesses in the tourism sector that have seen a significant drop in sales revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses in the accommodations or major event facilities sectors can receive a payment based on 30 per cent of their average monthly sales revenue in either 2018 or 2019, up to a maximum of $50,000. Businesses in the attractions/tours or events sectors may receive a payment between $7,500 and $15,000 depending on either the business's number of employees (attractions/tours sector businesses) or the number of attendees typically attending a reoccurring event (event sector businesses). During the eligibility period, live and in-person events can be cancelled, or can take place with additional public health precautions and expenses on public gatherings. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.
For additional information on the program, email email@example.com or call 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645 in Regina.
Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate (SRAR)
The Strong Recovery Adaption Rebate (SRAR) is intended to encourage and support businesses to innovate and adapt to new operational requirements. The SRAR reimburses eligible small businesses in Saskatchewan for one-time, incremental expenses they have incurred to adapt their business model to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program reimburses businesses for 50% of total eligible business-adaptation investments made by the applicant between April 1,2020, and February 28, 2021. The maximum government payment is $5,000. The minimum expense that will be reimbursed is $300 (which would mean a $150 government contribution).
Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy
The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy allows approved employers to access up to $10,000 to provide existing employees with training that supports economic recovery by addressing increased health and safety requirements and/or adoption of innovative practices that align with social distancing protocols. Applicants must demonstrate that the requested training supports the safe re-opening of the service or business. Employers are reimbursed for 100% of approved training costs up to $10,000. The application deadline is March 31, 2021.
Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment No. 2 (SSBEP 2)
The Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment No. 2 (SSBEP 2) provides a payment to small and medium-sized businesses directly affected by provincial public health orders related to COVID-19. Payments for December 2020 and January, February and March 2021 are issued based on 15 per cent of a business's monthly sales revenue in November/December 2019 or January 2020, to a maximum of $5,000 per month. The program is open for applications and the deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. Applicants for the December payment are not required to re-apply for the January, February or March payments.
For additional information on the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645 in Regina.
Support for Oil and Gas Sector
The new Accelerated Site Closure Program will utilize $400 million in federal funding for the abandonment and reclamation of inactive oil and gas wells and facilities, and support over 2,100 full-time equivalent jobs in the industry over the next two years.
COVID-19 Products and Supplies
COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge that calls for extraordinary measures including the procurement of products, supplies and solutions to help fight the spread of the pandemic.
We have been contacted by many businesses, individuals and groups who have offered ideas and solutions. As such, the SaskBuilds Single Procurement Service will serve as a central point of contact and co-ordination. If you are a Saskatchewan business, innovator, or supplier and you think you have a solution that can help us fight COVID-19, you may direct your submission to email@example.com.