Business support programs
The Ville de Châteauguay would like to remind its contractors that these government programs are still available.
Support programs for businesses
Emergency Assistance for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Offered by MRC since April 2020, this low-interest loan from the Gouvernement du Québec is designed to help businesses that have lost income. To date, 85 Roussillon businesses have shared over $2.7 million.
Assistance for Businesses in Regions on Maximum Alert (AERAM)
This assistance is targeted at businesses in the red zone which continue to be closed, such as restaurants, bars and gyms. This section allows businesses to convert to loan forgiveness all of their eligible monthly fixed expenses under the Emergency Assistance for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses program. Assistance up to $15,000 may be awarded per month. This section applies retroactively from January 1, 2021 and covers a period of two months after the reopening.
E-business Subsidy Program
In addition, MRC has a subsidy fund to support businesses develop their e-business. So far, 53 businesses have benefited from this subsidy representing $71,000 in total.
All of the support programs and application forms are available on MRC Roussillon.
To find out more, please see the Financing (site in French only) section of the Roussillon website.