August 24, 2020

COVID-19 emergency funding deadline extended

The Department of Canadian Heritage has extended the deadline for MAP-based COVID-19 emergency funding. The new deadline is September 11, 2020. Funds are limited, so be sure to submit your application through the funding portal soon. Not-for-profit organizations that meet the eligibility criteria can receive between $1,000 and $100,000. Details can be found on the government’s website.

The funding is not only for museums, archives, and historic sites. Indigenous and official-language minority community organizations that care for heritage collections are also encouraged to apply. Municipal and university museums that have a distinct budget may also be eligible. Have you applied? Share your experience with us at

If you have questions related to using the portal, consult the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations Portal User Guide. You can also reach out to the Client Contact Centre of the Department of Canadian Heritage via 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free) or Agents are available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).