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

(Revised January 14, 2021)

On August 31, 2020, the Government of Ontario confirmed that it is making $8 million available for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB), to support small businesses and registered charity customers struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

CEAP-SB provides an on-bill credit for eligible registered small business customers 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.

More information available at Ontario Energy Board website.

To submit a new application for the updated CEAP-SB, use this online form. CEAP-SB Electricity Formopens PDF file

Customers who previously applied but were denied will have their original application reviewed by ERTH Power and will be contacted directly if they meet the new eligibility criteria, that was updated as of January 14, 2021.

You are eligible for this program if you meet ALL of the following criteria, as of the date you are applying:

  1. Your small business or registered charity has an active ERTH Power account. You will be required to provide your registered business number or charitable registration number.
  2. Your small business or registered charity is classified as a general service <50kW customer.
  3. Your small business or registered charity has overdue amounts owing from one or more electricity bills incurred since March 17, 2020, the date of the initial Provincial Declaration of Emergency.

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.