Manitoba Minister of Finance to Provide Update on Bridge Grant for Businesses – Winnipeg – .

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Manitoba Minister of Finance to Provide Update on Bridge Grant for Businesses – Winnipeg – .


Manitoba’s finance minister is expected to provide an update on one of the province’s COVID-19 relief programs for businesses on Tuesday.

Scott Fielding has scheduled a press conference for 2 p.m. Global News will broadcast the event live in this story.

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A media invitation indicated that the minister was planning to provide an update on the Manitoba Bridge Grant program.









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First launched last November, the program offers grants of up to $ 5,000 to businesses and organizations affected by COVID-19 closures. The program has since been extended four times.

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The latest expansion, announced in May, provided up to $ 71 million in support to qualifying small and medium businesses, nonprofits and charities.

With this latest round of funding, the province said the program will have distributed $ 268 million since November.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and maintaining a two-meter distance from others if you go out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend using a face mask or non-medical coating to prevent spreading respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. . In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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