MMF Covid-19 Business Support Program

MMF Covid-19 Business Support Program

Please note that this program is currently open until March 31, 2022.

If your business has previously accessed the program more than 90 days ago and continues to be affected please contact to see if you may qualify for additional support.

GRANT APPLICATION for small businesses including; Artisans, Musicians, and Fishers

About the Program:

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is providing business supports to Métis owned businesses whose revenues have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The MMF Covid-19 Business Support Program will provide a non-repayable financial contribution (grant) up to $10,000 to strengthen operations and increase business viability during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of positioning businesses for recovery.

Who can Apply:

To apply for the following criteria must be met:

• The business must be Metis owned and controlled
• Applicants must provide a clear copy of your MMF Citizenship Card or letter from MMF Central Registry Office (CRO) confirming an accepted application has been processed and approved for all Metis owners
• Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
• Business must have been in operation since March 31, 2021 and have plans to continue operation post COVID-19 restrictions
• Business must be located within Manitoba


Examples of possible funding activities may include but are not limited to:

• Capital lease payments for existing equipment and machinery
• Salaries and benefits
• Utilities
• Professional fees
• Monthly insurance payments
• Rent or mortgage payments
• Operating costs or capital expenditures related to adapting the business and services for recovery

Download application