NEW - If my application is approved and I receive funding, will I have to pay it back?
No. The funding provided through this program is a non-repayable grant, not a loan.
What is the goal of the program?
The Hospitality Sector Relief Program is a COVID-19 industry financial assistance program created with funding from the Province of Manitoba. The component of the Hospitality Sector Relief Program that is administered by the Manitoba Hotel Association will provide funding to hotels for fixed costs that have not been covered by other relief programs.
What are the steps for the application including dates and timelines?
Applying for the program is a two-step process.
Step 1: Application
Completing this application is the first step. It is a quick process, consisting of answering a series of questions that will determine whether or not you meet the program eligibility.
The deadline for this initial application is May 31, 2021, at 3:00pm (Central Daylight Time).
Step 2: Submitting Supporting Documents
If you are notified that your initial application has been accepted, you will then be asked to submit supporting documents through an online portal.
The deadline to submit supporting documents is June 14, 2021, at 3:00pm (Central Daylight Time).
No exceptions will be made to the deadlines, and no extensions will be granted.
Who is eligible for this program?
Only hotels are eligible to receive funding. When you begin your application, you will be guided through a series of questions that will determine whether or not you meet the definition of a hotel for the purposes of this program.
Please note that the following types of businesses do not qualify for this program:
Full eligibility is outlined in the program Terms and Conditions.
Can I apply for this program and for CERS?
If you applied for the federal CERS program, you are still eligible for this program. This program’s eligibility dates of March 20, 2020 to September 19, 2020 were selected so as to not overlap with CERS (which began September 27, 2020).
I own more than one hotel, can I apply for each?
If you own multiple hotels, each hotel may apply. A separate application must be submitted for each hotel.
How do you calculate how much financial assistance each eligible hotel will get?
Financial assistance will be calculated as your portion of the overall total costs of all the hotels participating in the program.
The maximum financial assistance for an eligible hotel is $70,000.
If my initial application is approved, which costs can I claim?
Eligible costs must have been paid in full and must be any one of the following:
1. Property Tax
2. Property Insurance
3. Mortgage Interest
What do I do if I have additional questions?
Please direct all inquiries to HSRP@mha1.ca
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for additional information.