Cornwall & The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation

EODP Program

**Please note that the EODP funds for the 2015-2016 fiscal year have been completely allocated.  We will be accepting applications for the next round in February 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 including individuals, corporations, partnerships and cooperatives;
      b) Not for profit organizations including municipalities, municipal organizations, corporations, and community economic development organizations;
      c) Aboriginal organizations;
    d) Post-Secondary Institutions

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, energy, new technologies, productivity assessments)
      • Market diversification
      • Innovation/product development (research and development)
      • Succession planning
  • Business Infrastructure
    • Business incubators
    • Supply chain analysis and development

Eligible Costs:

  • Labour
    • Salary of new employees (see Appendix 1)
    • Salary of employee during training
    • Mandatory Employee Related Cost
  • Expertise
    • Consultant fees
    • Professional fees (lawyer, accountant, etc.)
  • Non-capital
    • Travel expenses
    • Furnishing
    • 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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