Community Improvement Plan
The deadline for the 2019 Façade, Landscape & Signage Grant Program is October 31, 2019. Download the Application Form.
The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) offers a suite of financial incentive programs to stimulate the revitalization of private properties in the Rideau-Sanders-Prescott CIP district.
The development of the Rideau-Sanders-Prescott CIP represents another positive step towards achieving the Municipality’s community development goals and working with community partners to create a vibrant and dynamic downtown core which offers all of the services and features it needs to be a major draw for both residential and commercial growth.
The Rideau-Sanders-Prescott CIP lays out a program through which the Municipality can encourage the maintenance and redevelopment of commercial and residential properties in the Community Improvement Plan District. The Plan also provides a framework to support the redevelopment of vacant, underutilized, or contaminated properties (brownfields).
The Municipality of North Grenville assumes a leadership role in the revitalization process and, in addition to implementing the CIP financial incentive programs, will continue to invest in the public infrastructure in accordance with the North Grenville Official Plan, Public Works Capital Improvement Plan and the Heritage Design Guidelines. See if your property is on the Heritage Register.
Download a copy of the Program Information Guide.
Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation
Grenville Community Futures offer a variety of business services and funding to a variety of companies from small start-ups to expanding businesses.
NEW: The Rural Innovation Initiative funds projects for innovation and technology adoption. Visit Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation for more information on funding options.
Small Business Enterprise Centre
The Small Business Enterprise Centre provides entrepreneurs with all the tools necessary to create and grow successful businesses, from business registration to mentoring to funding. Visit them at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for free business consultations. Call 1-844-424-9238 to book an appointment.
Visit Small Business Enterprise Centre for more information on funding options.
Digital Main Street Grants Program
Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) have launched Digital Main Street’s exciting Grants Program across Ontario. Digital Main Street Grants Program provides funding to qualifying small “main street” businesses and community business groups to enhance online promotion, selling and operations.
There are two types of grants that will be available:
- Digital Transformation Grant: There will be 2,000 grants of $2,500 each available to qualifying small “main street” businesses to help them adopt new digital technologies.
- Digital Service Squad Grant: There will be 300 grants of $10,000 each available to qualifying municipal or business groups to develop and implement local squads of digital vendors and experts to directly help small businesses.
Applicants will access the grant process through the Grant Program Portal, which will be available on October 15 on the Digital Main Street website at digitalmainstreet.ca/ontario/
Part of the Province of Ontario’s Main Street Enhancement Initiative, Digital Main Street helps improve how small businesses use digital tools and techniques to become more successful. Today’s digital economy is vital to small businesses, and DMS will help enable them to adopt new digital technologies from e-commerce and social media to back-office systems such as payroll and inventory.
Eastern Ontario Development Fund
Deadline: October 19, 2020 (various intakes)
Eligible: Businesses that invest $200,000 in project, employ 5 people
Amount: Up to 15% of eligible costs, loans up to $5M interest-free for four years (with 30% forgivable option), grants under specific circumstances
Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
Deadline: November 22 or until funding exhausted
Eligible: Incorporated businesses with up to 499 employees
Amount: Up to 25% of total costs, $250,000 cap
CanExport SMEs Program
Eligible: Incorporated businesses, no less than $100,000 annual revenue
Amount: Up to 75% of total costs, $75,000 limit