Grants for Ontario

Market Access Initiative

Amount: 75% cost-share funding of total eligible costs, to a maximum of either $20,000 or $30,000 cost-share per project depending on project category.

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Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (Temporarily Unavailable)

Amount: 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $100,000

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Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative

Amount: Minimum government contribution to a project is $250,000 while the maximum suggested government contribution is up to $1 million.

Next Intake: Intake will remain open until Sept. 27, 2019

Eligible Projects

Funding will support agriculture and food value chain partners by offering cost-share funding opportunities to address identified industry priorities and outcomes for Ontario in the following areas:

    • Food Safety and Traceability
    • Animal Health
    • Plant Health
    • Soil Health and Water Quality
    • Market Development
    • Technology Solutions
    • Addressing Labour Supply and Training Challenges

 

Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) (Temporarily Unavailable)

Amount: $250,000 per project ($20,000 minimum)

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Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario (RIIEO) REGIONAL STREAM

Amount: Selected projects will be eligible for a non-repayable performance-based contribution and require a minimum 50 percent cash contribution by the recipient on eligible expenses net of HST. The minimum project size for an Eastern Ontario Innovation Initiative regional stream project is $200,000 resulting in a minimum contribution of $100,000 by the recipient.

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CanExport Innovation (formerly Going Global Innovation)

Amount: Up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $75,000 for any approved CanExport Innovation Project.

NOTE: Starting fiscal year 2019-2020, CanExport Innovation is offered as both a grant and contribution funding program. Eligibility for a grant or contribution will be assessed as part of the Formal Review phase of the Application Review Process.

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Business Scale-up and Productivity

Amount: No-interest, repayable contributions from $500,000 up to $10 million per project

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AgriAssurance Program

Amount: $50,000 per year

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GreenON Food Manufacturing (Cancelled)

Amount: $1,000,000

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

Amount: up to 50% of eligible costs

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Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)

The Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) supports projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in eastern Ontario. The fund supports projects that create jobs, encourage innovation, collaboration and cluster development, attract private sector investment and lead to business growth and broad positive economic impacts.

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Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

Amount: $15,000

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Youth Job Connection

Amount: average $2,000

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SMART Green Program (CME SMART)

Amount: $500,000 ($1,500,000 for multiple facilities)

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TalentEdge Internship Program

Amount: $10,000 per each internship

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Canada Summer Jobs

Amount: 50% of the provincial minimum per hour wage per each summer student

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CanExport Program

Amount: $75,000 per project ($99,999 per year)

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Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP)

Amount: Up to $10,000,000.

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Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC)

Amount: Up to $100,000

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SMART Program – Southern Ontario

Amount: $15,000

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Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit (SR&ED)

Amount: Up to $3,000,000

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Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Fund (OJPF)

Amount: up to 20% of eligible project costs

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SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth (CME SMART)

Amount: $100,000

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Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

Amount: $10,000-$15,000 per trainee

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Starter Company (Ontario)

Amount: $5,000

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership (formerly Growing Forward 2)

Amount: $350,000 (Limited Intake Deadlines)

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SMART Program FedNor Assessments – Northern Ontario

Amount: $15,000

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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF)

The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) supports projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in southwestern Ontario. The fund supports projects that create jobs, encourage innovation, collaboration and cluster development, and attract private sector investment.

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Save on Energy – Retrofit Program

Amount: $200-$800 per Kw of energy saving

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Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario (TMINO)

Amount: up to 15,000 per assessment, and 33% of eligible capital costs and up to 50% of eligible non-capital costs, repayable

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