Micro and Small Enterprises that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for the Entrepreneurial Relief Grant from the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with NEDCO via

vMSEs that earn less than TT $1,000,000 in annual revenues, and have been negatively impacted by the global pandemic, can apply for financial help through the Entrepreneurial Relief Grant Programme. MSEs can access up to TT $20,000 in grant funding to help cover business-related expenses such as salaries, rent, stock and other working capital.

Are there basic requirements that must be met to qualify for the Entrepreneurial Relief Grant?
What type of businesses can apply?
Can I apply as an individual or must I apply on behalf of a business?
If I own more than one business can I apply for all?
If the business is owned by more than one person can the different owners apply separately for the same business?
Will I have to repay the grant?
Which personal documents do you need to provide?
Which business related documents will you need to provide?
Will I qualify for the grant if I have an unregistered business?
What should I do if I do not have a BIR number?
Can I apply if I have already received other government assistance grants?

The objective of the Trinidad and Tobago government is to ensure that as many persons as possible receive assistance. Therefore the Entrepreneurial Relief Grant has been reserved for persons who have not received other grants.

 I have applied for the Ministry of Social Development grant, but I have not received any payments to date. Can I still apply?
How is the grant amount calculated?
 After applying for the grant, can I be denied?

An application will be denied for the following:

 How will I know if I was successful?
 When will I know how much I am receiving?
I wasn’t able to successfully submit my application online. What should I do?
What is the maximum amount that is allowed?
What happens after I submit my application
Will I be contacted if I am unsuccessful?
How long after I submit my application will a representative contact me?
 I made an error in my application, should I resend another one with the correct information
 I am getting an “Invalid Token” error message when I attempt to submit my application. What should I do?

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