No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Grant & Loan


The Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI) aims to help regional air transportation ecosystems affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. This support will enable the ecosystems to remain operational through these difficult times and continue to support the economic growth of our regions.

Comments on Funding:

Types of support:

  1. 1
    contributions to not-for-profit organizations are generally non-repayable;
  2. 2
    contributions to for-profit organizations and businesses are generally repayable or conditionally repayable, including a portion that could become non-repayable; and
  3. 3
    contributions to Indigenous clients could be non-repayable.

    No details about the funding amount found.
    Certain costs may be eligible retroactively to April 1, 2020.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must be:

  • regional and local air carriers;
  • regional and local airports; and
  • businesses, cooperatives, business groups, not-for-profit organizations and public institutions that are part of the regional air transportation ecosystem.

Applications Steps:


Applicants are encouraged to contact FedNor by c alling at 1-877-333-6673 (TTY for hearing-impaired: 1-866-694-8389) to discuss about the project (to know if this type of project is a priority in the region, or for any other questions).


FedNor will be able to give applicants information and advice and accompany them in implementing their project while taking into consideration priorities for action in the region and the availability of funds.

Applications submitted by April 30, 2021 will be prioritized.

Other Things to Note:

No application deadline found. Being a federal-funded initiative, chances are high that it will end on March 31, 2022 as mentioned by FedDev Ontario.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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