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BUSINESSES CAN APPLY FOR FUNDING SUPPORT TO COVER UP TO 50% OF ELIGIBLE COSTS
The Invest North Program, offered by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), is designed to boost economic growth in northern Ontario by encouraging businesses to invest in transformative, strategic, and complementary business development opportunities in northern communities.
Up to $100,000 in Funding is Available to Farmers and Food Processors to Implement Advanced Automation or Manufacturing Technologies
Recognizing the importance of keeping Ontario's agri-food sector strong through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share Program will support the modernization of workplaces, by funding projects to implement advanced or innovative technology (such as automation and robotics), that will enhance the protection of workers health and safety against COVID-19, lead to business efficiencies and productivity, and help build the sector's resilience. Projects will focus on businesses within the sector that are at the highest risk of potential COVID-19 exposure and transmission.
The Grant provides one-time payments of $10,000 to $20,000 to eligible small businesses in the tourism and travel sector
Businesses that received the Ontario Small Business Support Grant (OSBSG) are not eligible for the new grant. The OSBSG was designed to help businesses that were required to close or significantly restrict services under the province-wide shutdown effective December 26, 2020. The Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant is designed to help small businesses in the tourism and travel sector. Eligible small businesses can apply for support to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19 as well as to help create and protect jobs.
As announced in the 2021 Budget, Ontario is investing more than $400 million over the next three years in new initiatives to support tourism, hospitality, culture, sport and recreation sectors. This builds on investments of $225 million announced earlier, bringing the total support for these sectors to more than $625 million since the pandemic began.
Small business owners can use the grant in whatever way makes the most sense for their business. Applications for this grant will close on Friday, June 25, 2021.
The Green and Inclusive Community Building program is providing $1.5B in Funding for Municipal Retrofits or New Construction
Budget 2021 focuses on protecting the health and safety of British Columbians, while providing the supports people and businesses need.
The 2021-22 Budget will protect, build and grow Saskatchewan.
Budget 2021 is about protecting Manitobans and their services through COVID-19 and advancing Manitoba and the economy past the pandemic.
A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced the 2021 Federal Budget: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
The Federal Government has focused on supports for Canadian businesses and resources as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The budget outlines spending in areas that are essential to Canadian businesses: extending subsidies like CEWS, CEBA, CERS, and other regional relief and recovery funds. The budget details initiatives for businesses to recruit and train their workforce as well as support for adopting new technologies. We see efforts to include small businesses and entrepreneurs in substantial funding opportunities.
While Canada is facing a major deficit in these economically challenging times, GrantMatch is pleased to see programs that serve Canadian businesses and interests. Investments will be made in key sectors to support strategic innovation, enhance industrial research and tech start-ups, invigorate green jobs, regional development, culture and tourism, and more. Notably, the government has pledged funding toward the environment in the forms of tax incentives, resource protection, investments in clean energy, and agricultural technology and climate initiatives.
With the Federal Government’s investment in vital programs, GrantMatch will continue to be proactive, ensuring businesses find the funding opportunities to recover, expand, innovate, and build on their potential into the future.