Community Improvement Plan
The deadline for the 2018 Façade, Landscape & Signage Grant Program was September 28, 2018. Please check back for updates on the 2019 Program.
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.
Download a copy of the Programs 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.
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. Starting in May 2019, they will be holding office hours in North Grenville two days a month.
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.
Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
Deadline: October 16 or until funding exhausted
Eligible: Incorporated businesses with up to 499 employees
Amount: Up to 25% of total costs, $250,000 cap
Canadian Experiences Fund
Deadline: Until funding exhausted
Eligible: Not-for-profits in tourism, incorporated businesses
Amount: Up to 100% of total costs, $5,000-$1 million
Energy Manager Program
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Eligible: Incorporated businesses with fewer than 500 employees, non-profit organizations
Amount: 50%-100% funding up to $100,000
Investing in Women Entrepreneurs
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Eligible: Female entrepreneurs in STEM field
Amount: $5,000 grant