Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Northern and Southern Ontario

Receive up to $40k to $1M in Government Funding.

Not all Canadian businesses have been able to meet the eligibility criteria to receive funding through the various federal and provincial COVID-19 support programs, which is why the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) was introduced by FedNor & FedDev Ontario to provide repayable interest-free loans that help support the fixed operating costs of these businesses. Find out if your business is eligible to receive these interest-free loans.

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Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Amount of Funding

FedNor RRRF Northern Ontario Program

  • Funding Option 1: Up to $40K conditional repayable 0% loan;
  • Funding Option 2: Up to $250K unconditionally repayable 0% loan; or
  • Funding Option 3: Grant of up to $250K for not-for-profits.

FedDev Ontario RRRF Southern Ontario Program

  • Funding Option 1: Up to $40K conditional repayable 0% loan; or
  • Funding Option 2: Up to $1M unconditionally repayable 0% loan.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Eligible Applicants

FedNor RRRF Northern Ontario Program

SMEs (1-499 employees) or not-for profits located in Northern Ontario can apply.

FedDev Ontario RRRF Southern Ontario Program

SMEs (1-499 employees), co-operatives, or Indigenous businesses located in Southern Ontario that are facing funding pressures with fixed operating costs can apply.

Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Eligible Activities

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Northern and Southern Ontario supports up to 50% of fixed operating costs (including wages, utilities, rent, and more) for a 6-month period for SMEs whose business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Program Deadline

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Northern and Southern Ontario is open and accepting an ongoing intake of applications.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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