Economic development funding: local governments and community organizations
Get help from the Communities in Transition program to develop an economic growth strategy for communities or industries.
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How it works
Through the Communities in Transition program, the government helps communities and industries facing economic challenges such as:
- plant closures
- job losses
- industry-wide restructuring
Our staff work one-on-one with community representatives to develop proposals that address specific challenges and opportunities.
Up to $1 million a year.
Who is eligible
You are eligible if you are a:
- municipal government
- economic development organization
- professional/business association working with sectors/industries in transition
- regional or professional association focused on economic development
For-profit businesses are not eligible for funding.
The program funds innovative projects that are not covered under other provincial programs. It is flexible and tailored to individual communities and industries.
- Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation: a project that developed business retention and attraction activities with food processors and the supply chain related to the closure of the HJ Heinz Leamington facility.
- Canadian Tooling and Machining Association: a program that helped the tooling and machining sector become more competitive by providing advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing software training to its members.
How to apply
Interested applicants need to communicate with a representative to discuss eligibility of their organization and project.
If you are invited to submit a proposal, complete the proposal package which can be found by logging on to Grants Ontario.
There is no application deadline. The program is continuous intake.