Ontario Rural Economic Development Funding: Apply by February 1, 2021
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Ontario Rural Economic Development Funding: Apply by February 1, 2021

UPDATE: The RED Program is currently accepting applications until February 1, 2021. The Rural Economic Development (RED) program has announced the re-opening of an application intake period for Economic Diversification and Competitiveness projects and Strategic Economic Infrastructure projects. The next intake deadline for Ontario’s Rural Economic Development funding program is February 1, 2021. Administered by…

Rural Economic Development Grants for Ontario Municipalities
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Rural Economic Development Grants for Ontario Municipalities

To drive a strong and diverse economy, rural Ontario municipalities must create the conditions necessary for businesses to thrive. This is no easy task to accomplish; not only do municipal governments need to conduct research and develop economic strategies, but they must also attract businesses and be actively involved in workforce attraction, retention, and development…

How to Qualify for Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants
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How to Qualify for Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants

The Rural Economic Development (RED) program is an Ontario government grant that provides funding for municipal governments and non-profit organizations who are completing projects which improve business conditions and enable greater competitiveness in rural regions. The Rural Economic Development program offers up to 50% of costs to a maximum $250k for projects which improve the…

2016 Government Funding Programs for the Automotive Industry
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2016 Government Funding Programs for the Automotive Industry

Nearly a year ago, CBC reported on former Industry Minister, James Moore’s meeting with executives from leading automotive companies. In an ongoing effort to strengthen Canada’s automotive sector, Moore has been working closely with Ford, Toyota, Chrysler-Fiat, and Honda to secure additional investments in their Canadian operations. “I’m very positive and very confident that we’ll…

Agricultural Businesses Benefit from Multiple Funding Sources
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Agricultural Businesses Benefit from Multiple Funding Sources

Canada has an abundance of agricultural focused businesses. From the farmers and producers that feed our cities, to the processors who modify food, to the organizations who help support food and agricultural research. As a result, and given Canada’s position as a leading agricultural producer, it’s not surprising to see the abundance of funding options…

How Long are Grant and Loan Application Approval Times?
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How Long are Grant and Loan Application Approval Times?

A wide range of government funding programs are periodically available to support businesses’ various strategic initiatives. However, applicants should be aware of the turnaround time on submitted applications before committing to a specific Canadian government funding program. Unlike tax credits, which focus on retroactive reimbursement, small business funding grants and loans require applicants to pre-plan…

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Ontario Government Funding RED Program Fully Subscribed

Currently, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is not accepting applications to their highly successful Rural Economic Development (RED) program. This popular grant funding for business program focused on the food and agriculture sectors in Ontario families and rural economies. Small Business Government Grants Overview This Ontario government funding program was created…

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Regional Funding Resources – Top 5 Smart Development Programs

Are you looking for help financing your business, but having difficulty covering the expenses through conventional financing channels? There are several regional funding resources at your disposal to aid your business. These development programs aim to help businesses and create jobs to help the local economy. We, here at Mentor Works, have outlined a few…