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Tourism Growth Program – Tourism Industry Loan for Southern Ontario

Amount: up to a maximum of $250,000 per project.

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What is for you in the Fall Economic Statements?

This month, both Federal and Provincial governments provided budget updates in the Fall Economic Statements. Although the focus was on combatting inflation, infrastructure and housing issues, I found a few updates on the government funding for businesses.

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Tax Credit and Clean Technology Tax Credit will be legislated by spring 2024 and most likely will be open for application in the summer. Other cleantech sector tax credits will be introduced later in 2024.

Canada Growth Fund started its operations and has already announced its first investment. We will research eligibility and application procedures and will share them with you as we get more information.

Ontario Made Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit, a 10% grant on purchasing manufacturing equipment, is still in the works. The Canada Revenue Agency is working on an application form on behalf of the Ontario government. Stay tuned.

To learn more about the Fall Economic Statements, visit the following pages:

Costs Going Up? Introducing Cost Reduction Service

Over the past 11 years in the grant writing business, we analyzed hundreds of financial statements and built hundreds of compelling financial forecasts for our clients. Our analysts regularly perform financial metrics calculations and identify cost reduction opportunities.

We are pleased to introduce our Cost Reduction & Recovery Service.

  • Does your business suffer losses?
  • Do you feel that your business is losing more money than expected?
  • Do expenses go out of control?

If so, the service may be right for your business.

Our Approach to Cost Reduction & Recovery

  • Analyze your financial statements and the interim statements for the past 3 fiscal years.
  • Calculate key financial metrics.
  • Compare the metrics to the industry benchmarks.
  • Identify gaps, improvement, expense reduction and recovery opportunities.
  • Develop an individual Plan to reduce and recover business expenses.
  • Implement the Plan (if applicable).

Learn more about the Cost Reduction & Recovery solution on our website.

Working in forest sector? Apply for renewed IFIT grant

We’d like to inform you that Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program has been renewed. The IFIT program helps improve the environmental performance of the forest sector by supporting demonstration and adoption projects that contribute to the decarbonization of industrial processes, as well as the efficient use of resources that generates more value from the same amount of wood.

Eligibility Criteria:

IFIT funding is open to the following applicants:

  1. Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including:
    • for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as companies, industry associations, and research associations
    • Indigenous organizations and groups
  2. Provincial, territorial, regional, and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable


Applications can be submitted within our 4 application windows, detailed below:

  • Window 1: Apply by September 30, 2023 for a decision by February 29, 2024.
  • Window 2: Apply by December 31, 2023 for a decision by May 31, 2024.
  • Window 3: Apply by March 31, 2024 for a decision by August 31, 2024.
  • Window 4: Apply by June 30, 2024 for a decision by November 30, 2024.

Need help with this or other government funding programs but don’t know where to start or how to prepare an application?


The Protection and Risk Resilience: Plant Health Designated Program

Deadline: the designated Program will end on March 31, 2028.

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Grow Ontario Market Initiative

Amount: up to $125,000 in funding per Project

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2023 Federal Budget: New Grant Opportunities

New 2023 Federal budget is heavily focused on clean and green technology adoption by introducing three new tax credits:

  • Clean Technology Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit – 30% of the cost of new machinery and equipment used to manufacture or process key clean technologies, and extract, process, or recycle key critical minerals
  • Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Investment Tax Credit

More information about these new programs will be available in the coming weeks or months.

In addition, the following new grants were announced:

  • Clean Fuels Fund to encourage investment in the production of clean fuels, including clean hydrogen and biofuels;
  • Canada Growth Fund to incentivize private sector investment into projects and companies that will grow Canada’s clean economy at speed and scale;
  • Net Zero Accelerator to make large-scale investments in clean technologies;
  • Low Carbon Economy Fund to support the installation of emission-reducing technologies for provinces and territories, businesses, Indigenous communities, and other organizations;
  • Canada Innovation Corporation, which will support Canadian businesses in investing in research and development.

In the meantime, the funding for the following Federal incentive programs was renewed:


Need help with this or other government funding programs but don’t know where to start or how to prepare an application?


CME Technology Investment Program – Southern Ontario Grant for Equipment

Amount: 50% of the project cost up to $50,000.

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Digitalization Competence Centre (DCC) – Ontario Grant for Implementing Technology

Amount: provides 50% of the project cost up to $150,000.

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Life Sciences Innovation Fund (LSIF)

Amount: up to $500,000 of eligible costs

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Smart Factory Accelerator Program

Amount: $25,000 in hardware, sensors, training and workshops.

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Greenhouse Technology Network Project

Amount: up to $100,000 in project-based matching funding.

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FoodShift Program

Amount: up to $50,000 in project-based matching funding.

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Thrive Forward

Amount: up to 50 percent of eligible costs with up to 100,000 per project.

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[Webinar Invitation] Government Help for Small and Medium Size Business

Our friends at the Canada Bulgaria Business Network are very happy to invite you to an evening webinar – Government Help for Small and Medium Size Business.

Two high profile presenters – Jayesh Menon and Igor Chigrin, will be sharing their knowledge, expertise and recent updates in government funding and grants that are currently available to start-ups, small and medium sized business. You will be introduced to assistance programs, grants and tax incentives offered by all three levels of government in Canada and have a chance to ask your questions and make valuable connections.

Date and Time: Monday, May 30th, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT

Seminar Speakers:

Jayesh Menon – Senior Advisor – Investment Attraction, City of Brampton

Igor Chigrin – Business Funding Expert at Fair Grant Writing.

Please register by email at:

You don’t have to be a member of Network to attend.

Make sure to share this event with your network!

Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund

Amount: up to 20% of Eligible Costs, to a maximum of $3 million per applicant

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Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Amount: up to 90% of the eligible cost with maximum grant value of $15,000

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Regional Development Program: Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness Stream

Amount: Up to 15% of funding to a maximum of $5 million, interest free during the project period (loan for up to four years).

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Invest North Program (Northern Ontario)

Amount: Up to 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum of $500,000.

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Business Technology Improvement Fund (BTIF – Parry Sound/Muskoka only).

Amount: up to 50% of approved costs up to a maximum grant of $25,000 (Parry Sound/Muskoka only).

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Agricultural Clean Technology Program

Amount: Funding 50% up to a maximum of $2 million per project.

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AgriScience Program

Amount: less than $5 million over five-years.

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Ontario Junior Exploration Program (OJEP)

Amount: Up to $200,000 with maximum of 50% of total exploration expenditures.

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Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP)

Amount: Up to 75% of eligible project costs (maximum of $1.0 million per year).

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Export Marketing Assistance (EMA) Program

Amount: Up to $30,000 or maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs over $100,000.

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Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative – Aerospace sector recovery interest-free loan

Amount: up to 50 percent of eligible costs with up to 10 million per project.

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Jobs and Growth Fund

Amount: up to 50 percent of eligible costs with up to 10 million per project.

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Collaborative Research and Development Projects

Amount: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $600,000 for approved R&D Projects.

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The Digital Media Tax Credit Guide For Gaming Companies In Canada (IDMTC)

Amount: up to 40% tax credit on qualifying wages/salary.

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Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)

Amount: refundable tax credit of 25% of your qualified labour expenditures.

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