Government small business grants are now available from the joint federal/provincial program, Growing Forward 2.
Government Small Business Grants for Organizations & Collaborations –Project Implementation Overview
Under the Growing Forward 2 Ontario program, Ontario government grants are available for Organizations and Collaborations for Project Implementation. Non-profit Organizations and Collaborations – 2 or more for-profit, not-for-profit or academic institutions – can apply for Ontario government funding to implement projects in the key focus areas of the Growing Forward 2 Ontario program.
Small Business Grants Ontario Key Project Areas
The following are key project areas for Growing Forward 2 Ontario government grants for business:
- Environment and Climate Change Adaptation
- Animal and Plant Health
- Market Development
- Labour Productivity Enhancement
- Assurance Systems (Food Safety, Traceability and Animal Welfare)
- Business and Leadership Development
Ontario Small Business Grants through GF2 Details
Government grants for small business via GF2 program offers a cost-sharing arrangement that covers 50-75% of the project costs, which is dependent upon how innovative the project is. The applicant is expected to provide the remaining funding as cash and in-kind contributions; in-kind contributions cannot exceed 15% of the project costs.
Eligible Expenses Covered by Small Business Grants
Government funding for business from this Growing Forward 2 Ontario program can support capital costs, as well as other costs, directly related to the project.
Ontario Business Grants Application Process & Timeline
The application process for this Ontario government funding program has two stages.
Phase 1: Pre-Proposal
In the first stage, the applicant submits a Pre-Proposal that is reviewed and returned within 5-10 business days.
Phase 2: Full Application
Following acceptance of the Pre-Proposal, a full application is submitted for one of the program deadlines. For 2013, these deadlines are: September 5th, October 24th, and December 12th. While not mandatory, it is recommended that applicants apply for and complete a Capacity Building project prior to applying to this funding program.
Ontario Business Grants for Project Implementation Additional Information
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