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MANL COVID-19 Update: June 12, 2020

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MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS June 12 2020

COVID-19 Update June 12, 2020

Good Afternoon,

We continue to work with our federal counterparts and the Department of Canadian Heritage on the Federal Government’s 53 million dollar program to assist museums during this pandemic. Hopefully, we will hear that program application will be available next week. Collectively, the Canadian Museum Association and the Provincial and Territorial Museum Associations are worried about the application turnaround time and eligibility of our members. When we are notified, MANL will let our members know, sharing the details that are made available to us.

Last week, MANL and many of our members participated in One Industry - Readiness & Consultations for Natural/Cultural/Heritage Sites, Attractions, and Venues with Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador. It was a great session. MANL’s President Teresita McCarthy was one of the guest panelists. One of the items discussed was the new 25 million dollar Tourism Operators Fund. Eligible tourism operators can apply for a one-time, non-repayable contribution of either $5,000 or $10,000, dependent on gross sales. If you have not applied, review the following information and apply if you qualify.

Here are the eligibility guidelines and links that HNL provided on the fund.

Please click here to view eligibility guidelines for the program.

To Apply For This Program Please Click Here 

Required Information

If you are planning to apply for the new Tourism and Hospitality Support Program after the process opened on June 8th, 2020, you will be required to provide information such as:

  • 2019 business and financial information pertaining to gross sales, net profit and number of employees
  • 2020 financial information pertaining to estimated losses to date and forecasted losses to December 31, 2020
  • details of any other COVID-19 support funding applied for or received
  • details regarding a reasonable plan to continue operations in 2020 and/or 2021
  • CRA Business Number if applicable.

You will be required to upload specific documents to the online application system, as outlined below:

For Existing Businesses

  • VOID Cheque
  • Government-issued Identification – a picture of a government-issued identification for the person completing the application must be provided.
  • Financial Statements – prepared financial statements reflective of the 2019 operating season. Where prepared financial statements are not yet available, in-house generated profit/loss or income/expense statements for the same time period will be accepted.
  • Please Note: Documents uploaded to the system must be one of the following formats: .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, or .JPEG. Maximum file size is 20MB.  If you have questions, please send an email to: THSP@gov.nl.ca

We continue to work from our homes keeping our new virtual office open. We will provide updates to our members when new information is available. Our social media feeds are active, and we have been bringing museum information to our followers. Please join our new MANL Membership Facebook Group.  There have been some great discussion there.Below you will find our ever growing list of previous announcements for your quick reference. We hope that you are all safe and adhering to the government recommendations at this time. Remember we are here for you during this time, contact us if you have any concerns.

For all MANL updates, please visit our COVID-19 Updates Page.

Take Care,
Ken Flynn
Executive Director

Please visit MANL's
Resources & Information for Museums & Heritage Societies Page
for more information

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MANL COVID-19 Update: June 5, 2020

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June 5th 2020  
MANL COVID-19 Update
Important Funding Announcement
& COVID-19 Information for Museums


Good Afternoon,

MANL has been meeting with key stakeholders to advocate and collaborate for our sector. This week we worked with the TCII committee on requirements for museums reopening. The work has been approved by the government and is now published on the COVID 19 website for the June 8th Alert Level 3 reopening date. The information can be found here. Please note the links in the document and adhere to this government mandated guidelines when you open your museums and heritage sites. 

Yesterday, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation released the eligibility guidelines for the 25 million Tourism and Hospitality Support Program. The information can be found here.

The funding will be tied to our members Cultural Economic Development Program operational support funding. Here are some of the areas where museums may fit: attractions, events and retail operators. I encourage you to read the entire document and apply based on where your organization fits:

  • Not-for-profit organizations that are selling tourism experience attractions and registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Operator Portal as of March 16, 2020 are eligible. Those that have accessed operational support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation’s (TCII) Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) or other provincial government operational grants are not eligible unless there is a difference between the amount issued under CEDP/other operational grants and the amount eligible under the Tourism and Hospitality Support Program. Consideration will be given for the amount difference if applicable.
  • Private or non-profit gift and craft shops as well as artist studios and galleries that are primarily operating in the tourism industry, and registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Operator Portal as at March 16, 2020, are eligible.
  • Not-for-profit events that attract non-resident visitors to the region and are registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Operator Portal as at March 16, 2020, are eligible. Those that have accessed operational support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation’s Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) or other provincial government operational grants are not eligible unless there is a difference between the amount issued under CEDP/other operational grants and the amount eligible under the Tourism and Hospitality Support Program. Consideration will be given for the amount difference if applicable.
  • Events that are designed to mainly attract local community audiences are not eligible.

We continue to work from our homes keeping our new virtual office open. We will provide updates to our members when new information is available. Our social media feeds are active, and we have been bringing museum information to our followers. Please join our new MANL Membership Facebook Group.  There have been some great discussion there.

Below you will find our ever growing list of previous announcements for your quick reference. We hope that you are all safe and adhering to the government recommendations at this time. Remember we are here for you during this time, contact us if you have any concerns. For all MANL updates, please visit our COVID-19 Updates Page.

Take Care,
Ken Flynn
Executive Director

Please visit MANL's
Resources & Information for Museums & Heritage Societies Page
for more information

MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS June 5 2020

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Museums can open on June 8th when the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador moves to Alert Level 3.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's COVID-19 
Guidelines For Community Museums and Historic Sites

Please note that you must also follow:
COVID-19 Guidance For Workplace Information Sheet

MANL worked with the Department Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation to develop these guidelines and we thank the Heritage branch of the department for their efforts.

Please contact MANL with any questions or concerns.