MMF Covid-19 Business Support Program

MMF Covid-19 Business Support Program

This program has been extended past March 31st, 2021.

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, 2020 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