Amount:

$1,500,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

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.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

March 23, 2022
July 26, 2022

Eligibility:

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:

The applicant must:

1

Contact a regional advisor for help with your application,

2

Register for Transfer Payment Ontario and submit an eligibility checklist,

3

Work with his regional advisor, complete the application forms and submit along with the required information, if eligible.

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.

About the author 

Maurice

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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