­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Digital Manitoba Initiative

Please note that the following message is posted on the program website: “Due to the overwhelming positive response to the Digital Manitoba Initiative, registration is currently paused. Stay tuned for updates and more information.”

The Province of Manitoba invested $15 million to help create the Digital Manitoba Initiative. Managed by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, the Initiative was designed to ensure local businesses have the tools to take advantage of opportunities provided by the modern economy and stay up to date with an ever-increasing number of devices and platforms. Through two programs, TechUP and PowerUP, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce has created the opportunity for businesses to invest in their digital assets and improve their business strategies.

TechUP

Businesses that have expenses or investments of up to $5,000 that were put towards the digital adaptation of their business should register under this initiative. Eligible timing of expenses can be from April 1, 2021, or a plan to spend within the next 30 days.

PowerUP

Businesses that are seeking to invest in strategic projects requiring 90 days or less (or have already made significant digital investments since April 1, 2021) should register under this initiative. Successful applicants must provide a Business Case Brief detailing how the funds will build their capacity or otherwise modernize their business systems inclusive of some other specific criteria.

Applications

Applications for both grants opened on October 20th but have been temporarily paused as of the date of writing. Applications are expected to resume shortly. We recommend checking in regularly to the program website for updates.

For more information on these two programs please visit the Digital Manitoba Initiative website.

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