Community Economic Development and Diversification


The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund is here to support businesses impacted during the COVID-19 crisis. Find out if you are eligible and apply online.

If you are a FedDev Ontario client and COVID-19 is affecting your operations, you may be eligible for deferrals and/or flexible arrangements. Please contact your project officer directly or contact us by telephone.

If you can help meet the need for critical health supplies, respond to the Call to Action. Visit Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for information on other measures.

Support for tourism-dependent communities

FedDev Ontario is committed to supporting tourism-dependent communities through the COVID-19 crisis. If you are a not-for-profit tourism organization, local economic development office, or municipal/regional/First Nations government or Band Council with a project proposal, you are encouraged to contact FedDev Ontario at fdotourism-tourismefdo@canada.ca to review available funding options.

Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact FedDev Ontario prior to submitting an application for funding through the website.

Applicant toolkit

Rural innovation and growth

FedDev Ontario is dedicating $100 million, from its three funding streams, for projects in rural southern Ontario.

Additional opportunities

Driving innovation and growth:

FedDev Ontario is looking for:

Applications can be submitted for:

Funding is available to:

Examples of projects include:

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