Did you know? Phase II of the Regional Relief and Recovery is now open.
The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) will provide interest-free repayable contributions to help support businesses that have suffered a financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The support will assist small- and medium-sized enterprises that are unable to access other federal COVID-19 relief measures. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering RRRF in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Businesses looking to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
For PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements, employers can access the following website to order PPE through the POC (Provincial Operation Centre): www.xnet.gov.ab.ca/ppe
If the PPE is not received in a timely manner, employers can follow up with an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To connect with POC: 1-866-618-2362
What type of businesses can access the PPE available on the website (in the drop down menu on the website businesses are listed but some are not – want to make sure that those businesses that require PPE are not missed)?
There are a number of business types identified in the drop down menu – I would recommend that if businesses do not see their type listed, choose “Other” and then in the box below, identify what type of business they are operating.
The businesses that are currently identified on the list are the ones that are able to operate in Alberta at this time. As more businesses are allowed to open, my contact indicated that more business types will be added.
PPE requests should be coming in from businesses that are currently allowed to operate or will be allowed to operate in the next phase, beginning May 14. Businesses not yet allowed to open should wait to order PPE.
Businesses should source locally, where possible.
What costs are associated?
Costs are not identified on this website. Businesses should fill out the form, identifying what they require and then the list with costs will be sent to them in an email.
PPE is available on a cost recovery basis, POC is not looking to profit on these products.
For businesses that are re-opening on May 14, they should be looking at placing an order today. (May 8)
Additional Resources for PPE (from Alberta Biz Connects website)
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