BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

REP Business Support Grant

Calgary REP Business Support Grant

The Calgary Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) Business Support Grant helped support Calgary's economic recovery by providing financial assistance to businesses impacted by the Alberta Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program and the Calgary Vaccine Bylaw. 

Healthy businesses are the foundation of a thriving economy, and this grant program supported business owners as they ensured compliance with municipal and provincial health measures.

Applications are now closed

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 90 days of application.

Learn more about the terms and conditions of the program.

Questions? Contact the REP Grant Team by email: businessgrant@calgary.ca.

Questions about the program


How to determine if a business qualifies?

An eligible business is defined in section 2(1)(b) of Bylaw 65M2021, subject to conditions identified in the terms and conditions.

Do businesses not in a permanent location qualify?

No. Businesses must have a valid active business licence operating out of a permanent location within Calgary city limits, to be eligible to apply.

Do home based businesses qualify?

No. The REP Business Support Grant is to support those businesses impacted by the municipal and provincial health measures. Businesses must have a valid active business licence operating out of a permanent physical location within Calgary city limits.

Are you aware of other supports?

The Province of Alberta introduced a REP Implementation Grant. Visit Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant for further information.

Additional supports:

How is The City funding this grant?

The funding for the Calgary REP Business Support Grant comes from the Calgary COVID Business Support Program (CCBSP), which Council approved on September 13, 2021. Money that had been previously allocated to the Calgary Reopening Grant Program (which has since closed) was redirected into the CCBSP.

Are non-profits eligible for the REP Business Support Grant?

No. The grant is funded by the Calgary COVID Business Support Program, which is money that Council directed be used for-profit businesses. The City has provided support to non-profits through other programs during the pandemic. Please visit COVID-19 - Support for community partners (calgary.ca) for more information. 

Questions about submitted applications


How long will it take to know whether my business will qualify?

The City of Calgary will email all applicants as to the status of their application. Applicants will be notified within 90 days of when application is received. 

When can I expect to receive funding?

Applicants that are approved will receive notification from The City within 90 days of when the application was submitted. Cheques will be payable and mailed to the corporation, partnership or sole proprietor's name and mailing address as provided on the application within 10 days of this notification.

If I am not successful in applying for the grant, can I appeal the decision?

There is a limited amount of funds available through this program. The City's decision on whether a business qualifies to receive a grant is final. The REP Business Support Grant provides targeted support for businesses impacted by municipal and provincial health restrictions.