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The Métis Voyageur Development Fund (MVDF) is announcing an innovative new financing option for Ontario Métis businesses managing the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now available to past and current clients of the MVDF, the Métis Emergency Business Financing (MEBF) program offers a combination of an interest-free loan and a grant to help with operating costs if revenues have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
The MVDF and the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) have been consulting with the Government of Canada to seek support for Métis businesses through this time of unprecedented economic uncertainty. On April 18, 2020 the Prime Minister announced measures to support small and medium sized Indigenous businesses with funding flowing through Indigenous Capital Corporations including the MNO’s Métis Voyageur Development Fund.
The Métis Emergency Business Financing program provides short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions up to $40,000. The terms and process of the program are designed to be simple, timely and effective for affected Métis businesses in Ontario.
Key details of the program:
Eligible businesses must meet the following requirements:
Posted on June 8, 2020
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