Scam Alert: Did you receive a text or email to receive money from the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)? The Government of Canada will not text you about funding or send you e-transfers. Do not click on suspicious links.
Learn how to spot and avoid scams: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/fraud-scams.html and https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/en.
This fund is closed. Review our funding opportunities to learn about other FedDev Ontario support available.
Changes to repayment terms for CEBA-equivalent RRRF funding:
The Government of Canada announced on January 12, 2022, that the repayment deadline to qualify for partial forgiveness for CEBA-equivalent lending through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) is extended to December 31, 2023 (from December 31, 2022).FedDev Ontario will communicate directly with funding recipients who are eligible for this extension.
Partners in recovery
As part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) assisted businesses and organizations across Canada to mitigate financial pressures caused by the pandemic.
To help keep more people employed, and to sustain more employers for recovery, the Government of Canada invested over $2 billion through the RRRF – 25 percent of which was earmarked for the tourism sector.
$536.4 million of RRRF funding was delivered by FedDev Ontario alongside local Community Futures Development Corporations and other partners in southern Ontario. This support is helping southern Ontario businesses and organizations weather the economic impacts of COVID-19, sustaining more employers for recovery and keeping more people employed—protecting more than 25,500 jobs.