Grant Name: Ontario Together Fund

Status:

Open

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Deadline:

You can apply until the program ends on March 31, 2022, at 5pm EST

Description

The Ontario Together Fund (OTF) provides funding to firms and organizations for projects that support either (or both):

  • Ontario’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Ontario’s preparedness for future public health emergencies

The OTF focuses on supporting manufacturing and innovation that helps combat COVID-19 and provides goods and services critical to health, safety, and security.

Types of funding available may include:

  • a conditional grant up to 75% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $2.5M
    • maximum funding will only be provided for projects that demonstrate exceptional benefits or innovation
  • complementary supports and services

Eligibility

Funding is available to firms and organizations in Ontario with a minimum of two years of operations. Scale-ups may be eligible.

To be eligible, a project must:

  • be based in Ontario
  • support Ontario’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or preparedness for future public health emergencies
  • serve business and/or consumer markets
  • be completed by March 31, 2022

We will assess applications based on the following criteria:

  • alignment with provincial priorities, with preference given to projects that:
    • strengthen Ontario’s domestic manufacturing capacity
    • support homegrown technologies and innovative solutions
    • strengthen Ontario’s Medical Technology (“MedTech”) sector
  • technical and financial assessments that:
    • identify risks and mitigation approaches related to the applicant’s ability to execute the project and deliver services, inputs, or finished products that meet appropriate specifications
    • confirm that the applicant is in a financial position to carry out the project
  • identification of an ongoing business and/or consumer market for the product or solution
  • job creation, retention and regional impacts
  • compliance with relevant legislation and regulations

This is a discretionary, non-entitlement program. Even if an application meets all program objectives and eligibility criteria, we are under no obligation to approve funding or services.

How to Apply?

  • Submit a completed OTF eligibility checklist
  • If your project is eligible and aligned with provincial priorities, we will connect you with a ministry advisor who can assist you in completing a full application.
  • If your project is not eligible and/or not aligned with provincial priorities, we will notify you that we are unable to proceed.

Funding Amount

TBD

Contact Information

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

Ontario

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