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COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program – Small Business (CEAP-SB)

The Ontario government has provided additional funding to support small businesses and charities who are in arrears on their energy bills as a result of COVID-19.

CEAP-SB provides an on-bill credit for eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.

Eligibility Criteria

  • As of the date you are applying, your small business or registered charity has an active account with an electricity distributor or a unit sub-meter provider. You will be required to provide your registered business number or charitable registration number.
  • Your small business or registered charity is using less than 150,000 kWh of electricity annually if the account is with a unit sub-meter provider.
  • Your small business or registered charity is classified as a general service < 50 kW customer if the account is with an electricity distributor.
  • As of the date you are applying, your small business or registered charity has overdue amounts owing from one or more previous electricity bill(s) incurred since March 17, 2020, the date of the initial Provincial Declaration of Emergency.

CEAP-SB applications are processed on a first come first serve basis until the program funds are depleted. Be sure to get your application in early.

Benefit Amounts

CEAP-SB provides an on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. 

Eligible small business and registered charity customers may qualify for up to $1500 in support towards their electricity bill. If you previously received funding under this program and are reapplying based on overdue amounts still owing, you may qualify for additional funding up to a total combined maximum credit of $1,500.

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