Cornwall & The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation

EODP Program


The next round of EODP funds for the 2016-2017 fiscal year will be divided into two intake periods:

  • Intake period 1: February 1st, 2016 – March 18th, 2016
  • Intake period 2: May 30th, 2016 – June 30th, 2016

The objective of the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) is to enhance and diversify the local economy and lead growth of new and existing businesses within Cornwall & the Counties.

Funding parameters:

  • EODP funding will not exceed $100,000 per project
  • EODP funding will not exceed 50% of reimbursement of approved eligible expenses
  • Eligible capital cost will not exceed 20% reimbursement.
  • Projects may be multi-year, with an end date no later than January 31st, 2019
  • Applicants will provide matching cash funds, minimum 50% (1 to 1) that adhere to Government stacking regulations.
  • Not-for-profit organizations are eligible up to a maximum of $100,000 per project per year (2014-2019)
  • Private businesses are eligible up to a maximum of $100,000 per project over the next five years (2014-2019)

Eligible Project Recipients:

      a) Legal commercial enterprises ;
      b) Not for profit organizations, whose mandate is to directly support economic development and business growth;
      c) Aboriginal organizations, whose mandate is to directly support economic development and business growth;
      d) Post-Secondary Institutions, whose mandate is to directly support economic development and business growth

Eligible Activities:

      • Expansion of Economic Assets (capacity building)
        • Industry cluster development and expansion
        • Labour market development (skills gap analysis, skills development, worker transition)
        • Strategic planning and research studies
      • Business Development and Growth
        • New business development
          • Training & mentoring
          • Business start-ups
        • Existing businesses
          • Productivity enhancements (information and communications technologies,green energy, new technologies)
          • Market diversification (export)
          • Innovation/product development (research and development)
      • Business Infrastructure
        • Business incubators
        • Supply chain analysis and development
        • Disruptive technologies

Eligible Costs:

      • Labour
        • Salary of new hires (does not include business owner)
        • Salary of employee during training
        • Mandatory Employee Related Cost
      • Expertise
        • Consultant fees
        • Professional fees (lawyer, accountant, etc.)
      • Non-capital
        • Material & supplies
        • Communication & promotion
        • Training (project specific)
        • Rental fees
      • Capital
        • Equipment
        • Renovations
        • Information technology

Ineligible Costs:

    • Costs that are deemed not incremental and/or not directly related to the project;
    • Costs incurred prior to the date on the contract agreement;
    • Costs associated with the development of basic websites;
    • Cost of land, building or vehicle purchase;
    • Cost of intangible assets such as goodwill, whether capitalized or expensed;
    • Cost of salaries of existing employees;
    • Cost of inventory;
    • Core operational costs;
    • Municipal infrastructure.

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