Telework Adaptation Fund Online Application
Prince Edward Island businesses and community organizations may use the online form below to apply for assistance toward the cost of activities that enable their employees to work efficiently from home. The Telework Adaptation Fund is available for Island entities operating prior to December 31, 2019 and encouraging employees to work remotely at least 60% of each pay period.
Online applications (available from the link below) will be accepted until October 30, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.
What level of support is available through this program?
This fund contributes up to 75% of eligible costs (max $2500) incurred between April 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 such as:
- costs associated with developing a remote work plan;
- capital costs of equipment to assist employees to work from home safely and efficiently such as office equipment, computers, smart phones, mobile internet access devices, and information technology; and
- operational costs directly related to the first year of employees working from home, such as fees for business communication platform subscriptions, cloud sharing tools for collaborating and file access, and video conferencing tools.
One application per business location will be accepted. For example, if a business has offices in Montague, Charlottetown, and Summerside, an application can be accepted for each location, for a total of three applications for the business.
What do I need to complete the online application?
You will be asked to provide the following:
Business/organization details including:
- Identity and contact
- Corporate structure
- Number of employees
- Business registration number
- Declaration of operating prior to December 31, 2019
Telework adaptation project information including:
- Number of employees impacted
- Estimated reduction in overall commute distance (KMs)
- Description of telework adaptation project (summary of current working situation and planned changes)
- Estimated cost of project (upload field provided)
What happens after I apply?
Applications will be assessed bi-weekly based on the expected impact to supporting remote work. (A representative may contact applicants for further information).
If your application is approved, you will receive the following:
- a notice of pre-approval with a conditional grant agreement to sign and return;
- a project claim form;
- a payee registration form; and
- instructions on receiving payment.
Once you incur the expense, return the project claim form and payee registration form before February 28, 2021 to allow payment.
Applicants must keep all documents supporting the application and related to the use of the funds for a period of six years for the purpose of a follow-up audit.
What is the process to receive payment?
After you receive your pre-approval and incur the expenses of your telework project, complete the Telework Adaptation Payment Form (below).
To fill out the payment form, you will need:
- your signed conditional grant agreement;
- your claim spreadsheet;
- copies of your receipts and invoices;
- a completed payee registration form; and
- a void cheque or financial information to allow for deposit into your bank account.
Once these documents are received, payment will be processed.
If you have questions on the Telework Adaptation Fund, email firstname.lastname@example.org