Regional Development Program: Eastern Ontario and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund – Business Projects (2022)


Regional Development Program – Community economic development projects provides support for projects and investments to municipalities, economic development organizations (including sector groups) or consortia for economic development in eastern and southwestern Ontario.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of eligible project costs for a maximum grant of up to $1.5 million.


Projects must:

  • be led by municipalities, economic development organizations (including sector groups) or sector organizations,
  • focus on economic and business development and job creation in the community or region by investing in infrastructure or implementing strategies to advance regional economic development priorities,
  • lead to measurable outcomes including private sector investment, growth and job creation,
  •  invest more than $100,000,
  •  have private sector support,
  • be used for activities that are new to the organization.

Applications Steps:

Other Things to Note:

There are four application intake periods each year. Applicants will be notified of decisions within 60 business days of the application deadline.

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