The Counties, Ontario – The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is excited to announce the 2020 launch of the Regional Incentives Program and the Regional Tourism Grant Program. Both programs are aimed at supporting local businesses so they can Stay, Discover, and Grow in SDG Counties.
Regional Incentive Program
With $250,000 in funds available the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program offers support to local businesses/non-profits/community groups, covering up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $50,000 per property, per year. Numerous grant streams are available including façade, signage and property improvement, and trail improvement grants. Organizations can qualify for the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program if they meet certain criteria and are in SDG. For more information on the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program and to download an application visit SDGCounties.ca/stay-discover-grow (http://sdgcounties.ca/stay-discover-grow) . There will be two intakes in 2020, the deadline for the first round of intakes is February 21st, 2020 at 12:00pm. The second intake is expected in late spring/early summer.
SDG Regional Tourism Grant (RTG)
SDG Counties recognizes at times, community organizations and visitor destinations across SDG require financial assistance to develop, expand or continue special projects. With $25,000 in available funding SDG Tourism will provide limited financial assistance to the regional tourism sector within SDG. Grants will be awarded in sums as low as $2,500 to a maximum of $5,000. The RTG is aimed at supporting our local Tourism sector, and can be used to augment marketing efforts, improve new or existing events, with the overall goal of increasing the visibility of region within and beyond our borders, and enhancing the local economy.
To apply please visit SDGCounties.ca/tourism/grants (http://www.sdgcounties.ca/tourism/grants) and download your applications today! The deadline for submission is February 28th, 2020 at 12:00pm. There will be only one intake for 2020.
* The Regional Incentives Program was founded in 2018 and has seen 23 applicants receive $350,000 in funding.
* The 2019 Regional Tourism Grant supported 12 local businesses/organizations with $25,000 going towards local tourism events.
“The Regional Incentive Program and the Regional Tourism grants are important systems of support to our local businesses. We are investing in our businesses. We are investing in our people. SDG is truly a wonderful place to Stay, Discover, Grow, and we want the world to know it.”
–Nicholas Seguin, Tourism Coordinator
What does the Counties do for you? SDG provides library services, regional economic development and tourism services, court services, land use planning, and vital transportation infrastructure – including the largest county road network in Ontario. SDG administers county-wide policing. SDG collaborates with community partners in providing emergency services, child care, public health, long-term care, and social assistance.