COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business
ENWIN is accepting applications from eligible small businesses and registered charities for COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB). As announced by the Government of Ontario, $8 million in funding is being directed to support small business and registered charity customers across Ontario who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
CEAP-SB provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. Small business and registered charity customers may be eligible for up to $425 in support towards their electricity bill. Businesses that use electricity for heating may qualify for as much as $850.
Applying for CEAP-SB is easy through an online form. Customers are encouraged to visit ENWIN’s website to review eligibility criteria and frequently asked questions.
“We encourage our small business customers to review the criteria and if applicable, apply for this government assistance,” said Robert Spagnuolo, Director Customer Service. “We know the challenges that COVID-19 has presented to these customers. We’d like to see our small business customers who are eligible take advantage of this program.”
CEAP-SB is being delivered by electricity distributors, natural gas distributors and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs), in accordance with rules laid out by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).