Grants and Funding Opportunities

There are a number of grant and funding opportunities available to businesses in Frontenac County. The programs below are ongoing, however there are also a number of provincial and federal opportunities that open and close on a regular basis.

For COVID-19 specific resources and funding, please visit our COVID-19 Business Resources page. 

 Ontario Trillium Foundation


Purpose: Equipment, renovations, installations, repairs, building structures

Recipients: Business, Municipal, Not-for-Profit

Application Deadline: Ongoing 

 Frontenac CFDC (Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario)


Purpose: Support projects that drive innovation and growth in rural Eastern Ontario.

Priority sectors for funding include:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • digital industries
  • clean tech
  • agri-food
  • food processing
  • Projects that focus on inclusiveness: youth, women entrepreneurs, Indigenous peoples, Official Language Minority Communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, and visible minorities

Recipients: Business, Not-For-Profits supporting business and community transition into the new rural economy

Application Deadline: Continuous basis as funding permits 

OMAFRA (RED - Rural Economic Development Program)

Purpose: Create diversified business climates, long term jobs, local approach to economic development, creation of alliances and partnerships, develop information, tools and resources to enhance rural economic development.

Recipients: Municipal, Not-for-Profit

Application Deadline: Awaiting intake dates

 FCM - Federation of Canadian Municipalities 

Purpose: retrofitting, construction, replacement, expansion or installation of fixed assets or infrastructure that will improve environmental performance in municipal energy, transportation, waste, or water

Recipients: Municipalities

Application Deadline: Project specific 

Eastern Ontario Development Fund
The Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) is a provincial fund that gives money to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in Eastern Ontario.
Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Grant and Loan programs
Community Improvement Plans (CIP) can help communities address challenges that prevent optimization in certain areas. Through CIPs, municipalities can provide financial support to property owners for improvements that fit the critera of the plan. Municipalities can also acquire, rehabilitate, and dispose of land, and improve infrastructure and public spaces. CIPs are proven to encourage change, improve community development, and foster economic growth. See the Community Improvement Plans available in Frontenac County. 
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year commitment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that will support Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors.  This program replaces the Growing Forward 2 program previously in place. Visit the OMAFRA information page to learn more.

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation

The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) provides grassroots business support through flexible commercial financing up to $250,000 and administration of the Eastern Ontario Development Program grant program.