On March 16, 2021, the Manitoba government announced the creation of a new Hospitality Sector Relief Program to provide financial assistance to Manitoba’s accommodation and tourism sector. The program is administered in part by the Manitoba Hotel Association (MHA) and in part by the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association (MLOA).
The component of the Hospitality Sector Relief Program that is administered by the MHA will provide financial assistance to eligible Hotels for fixed costs that have not been covered by other relief programs.
If you operate a Hotel and are interested in applying for the program, please read through the following information carefully. Then, at the bottom of this page you will be able to begin your application.
Applying for the program is a two-step process.
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.
To be eligible, you must meet the definition of a Hotel for purposes of this program with Eligible Costs that qualify for financial assistance under the program.
The deadline for this initial application is May 31, 2021, at 3:00pm (Central Daylight Time).
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.
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.
Additional notes about eligibility:
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).
If you own multiple Hotels, each Hotel may apply. A separate application must be submitted for each Hotel.
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
Financial assistance will be calculated as your portion of the overall total Eligible Costs of all the Hotels participating in the program.
The maximum financial assistance for a Hotel is $70,000.
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