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Jobs and Prosperity Fund

Description

The Jobs and Prosperity Fund
Businesses, business associations and entrepreneurs can get funding for projects to enhance productivity and help them compete in the global marketplace.

New Economy Stream

The New Economy Stream provides funding for private sector organizations to:

• build innovation capacity

• improve productivity, performance and competitiveness

• increase access to global markets

This stream is available for projects with at least $10 million in eligible project costs. It is aimed at projects in Ontario’s key sectors, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and information and communications technologies.

Food and Beverage Growth Fund

The Food and Beverage Growth Fund provides funding for strategic investments that:

• help create sustainable jobs

• enhance innovation, productivity and market access

• strengthen supply chains in the food, beverage and bioproduct processing sectors

This fund is available for food, beverage and bioproduct processing projects across the province with more than $5 million in eligible costs.

Strategic Partnerships Stream

The Strategic Partnership stream provides funding for industry partners that develop enabling technologies for Ontario’s priority sectors.

This stream is available for partnerships with at least $10 million in eligible costs. It focuses on technologies with the potential to transform multiple industries across Ontario.

Forestry Growth Fund

The Forestry Growth Fund provides funding for strategic investments in the forestry sector that:

• improve productivity and innovation

• enhance competitiveness

• support new market access

• strengthen supply chains and regional economies

This fund is available to manufacturers and processors of wood and forest biomass across Ontario, including saw mills, pulp and paper mills, secondary wood manufacturing, and bio-economy projects with at least $5 million in eligible costs.

Deadline

Interested proponents need to communicate with a representative to discuss eligibility of their organization and project.

Program Guidelines

Interested proponents need to communicate with a representative to discuss eligibility of their organization and project.

Contacts

New Economy Stream
Email: NEStream@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-313-3469 / 1-800-819-8701.

Food and Beverage Growth Fund
Email: FBGF@ontario.ca
Toll-free: 1-877-424-1300

Forestry Growth Fund
Email: FGF@ontario.ca
Toll-free: 1-844-573-9017

Ministry of Economic Development and Growth
Funding Administration Branch
Email: JPF@ontario.ca

Last updated: August 10, 2017