Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI)

Receive up to $10M in Government Funding.

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The Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) program is designed to transition the Canadian aerospace sector out of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a leader on the global stage. The initial focus will be placed on creating well-paying jobs as well as developing cleantech for a sustainable future.

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Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI)

Amount of Funding

The Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) program is providing a up to $10 million per project contribution with a total amount of $250 million in funding to the Aerospace industry. The aim is to pull Canadian businesses in this field out of the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 Pandemic with capacity to compete on the global stage. Funding will be allocated to small-medium sized businesses, as well as supporting not-for-profit and Indigenous organizations in the following conditions:

  1. SMEs are eligible to receive zero-interest repayable or conditionally repayable loans.
  2. Non-for-profits are eligible for non-repayable grants.
  3. Indigenous applicants may be eligible to receive up to 100% of eligible costs.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI)

Eligible Applicants

Applicant companies must be businesses in the aerospace industry, as well as organizations that support them including:

  • Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Not-for-profit and Indigenous organizations providing services to SMEs

ARRI funding is distributed across Canada via the following RDAs:

*Certain costs may be eligible on a retroactive basis up to 12 months before the receipt of a project application, but no earlier than April 19, 2021.

Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI)

Eligible Activities

There are three types of projects that qualify as eligible activities for the ARRI funding:

  1. Green operations and adopting environmentally sustainable practices such as commercialization of clean tech products and services and electrification to support a lower carbon footprint.
  2. Improvement of productivity in areas such as manufacturing, artificial intelligence or general improvement.
  3. Strengthening commercialization of aerospace goods and services by establishing a strong presence on the global stage.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI)

Program Deadline

Applicants should prepare well in advance of applications. Funding is available on a continuous basis until March 31, 2024, or until all funding has been committed.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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