COVID-19 Workspace Adaption Assistance Fund

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Please note this program is no longer accepting applications.

The COVID-19 Workspace Adaption Assistance Fund provides a non-repayable contribution toward the cost of implementing a COVID-19 Operational Plan.

Who is eligible for funding?

Prince Edward Island businesses, not-for-profits, and non-governmental organizations that have incurred costs to implement safety measures of a COVID-19 Operational Plan, with the exception of:

  • Agriculture*
  • Aquaculture*
  • Fisheries*
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Other government organizations

*Other funding opportunities are available.

What activities are supported through this program?

This Fund contributes to costs (retroactive to March 16, 2020) that are directly related to implementing safety measures of a COVID-19 Operational Plan, including but not limited to:

  • Physical changes to workplaces specifically for the purpose of protecting employees and customers (examples: plexiglass dividers, new walls or dividers, new entryway systems, construction labour, intercom and communication systems).
  • Purchase of equipment (examples: hand sanitizer stations, sterilizing equipment, portable hand wash stations).
  • Engineering and design services related to the changes required for the Covid-19 Operational Plan.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (examples: gloves, masks, face shields, gowns, hand sanitizer).
  • COVID-19 specific signage (examples: directional and physical distancing signs, floor decals, and health and wellness signs).

What activities are NOT supported through this assistance?

  • Cleaning and disinfecting supplies and services. 
  • Expenses incurred before March 16, 2020.
  • Owner or staff labour.
  • Other items deemed not related to the COVID-19 Operation Plan.

What level of assistance is available?

Maximum Fund contribution of $2,000 (based on 75% of Eligible Project Costs).

A maximum of two (2) applications, for a total of $2,000 per business location.

What criteria are used to evaluate funding applications?

Eligible costs will be reimbursed based on the merits of the application.  

Applicants must clearly identify the work that has been completed and how it directly relates to the implementation of their COVID-19 Operation Plan.

Applicants must attest that the costs have been incurred and paid on their submitted Project Claim Form spreadsheet. 

Receipts are not required to be submitted but applicant must agree to retain all documents for a period of three years for the purpose of a follow-up audit by Innovation PEI

The project must be completed before applying to this Fund; labour and materials must be purchased from a third party (arms-length) supplier to be considered eligible costs.

How do I apply?

  • Online applications are recommended; however, a printable PDF form is available. The form can be mailed or emailed to business@gov.pe.ca
  • Before beginning the application, download the Project Claim Form spreadsheet and complete.
    • Download Instructions:
      1. Download and save the Project Claim Form spreadsheet template to your computer.
      2. Open the Project Claim Form spreadsheet in your preferred spreadsheet editor (Excel, OpenOffice, etc.) and enter all invoice expenses.  
      3. You may now begin the application. 
  • To complete the application you will need the Company's business and banking information, including a copy of a VOID cheque.
  • The application must be completed in full to be considered an application.  

When is the deadline for applications?

Online applications can be submitted until August 31, 2020, subject to budget availability. 

What are the terms and conditions of the application?

View the full terms and conditions.

Who can I contact for information?

Innovation PEI
94 Euston Street, PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE     C1A 7L9
Telephone:     (902) 368-6300
Facsimile:       (902) 368-6301
Toll-free:         1-800-563-3734
Email:              business@gov.pe.ca

*This information is provided for information purposes and is not comprehensive and reflective of all Innovation PEI policies.  Not all projects meeting the minimum assistance criteria outlined will receive funding.  Please consult with an Innovation PEI staff member for guidance specific to your company's situation.
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94, rue Euston
C.P. 910
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7L9

Téléphone : 902-368-6300
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