Federal Government Announces EODP Funding
Harrowsmith – The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) Board of Directors is pleased to invite businesses owners, community volunteers, Not-for-Profit organizations and municipal politicians and staff in Frontenac County to a series of presentations on the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP). The presentation will provide an overview of how your business/organization may benefit from the EODP and highlight significant changes that have been made to program.
Presentations will be held on the following dates:
(For businesses, Not-For-Profits & Municipalities operating in Frontenac County)
- Sharbot Lake – November 9/11 from 11:30am – 12:30 pm at the North Frontenac Telephone Company, downstairs meeting room
- Plevna – November 9/11 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Clar-Mill Hall, 6598 Buckshot Lake Road
- Sydenham – November 9/11 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Sydenham Town Hall, George Street
- Arden – November 10/11 from 9:00 – 10:00 am at the Kennebec Community Hall
The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) promotes economic development in rural eastern Ontario leading to a diversified and competitive rural eastern Ontario economy; economic stability, growth, and job creation; and contributing to the successful development of business and prosperous communities.
To date, EODP has led to the investment of more than $65 million through more than 5,500 business and community development projects. It has also resulted in the additional support of more than $300 million from partners such as local businesses, municipalities, and the Government of Ontario, demonstrating its positive impact.
The EODP is managed by the Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev). The EODP provides resources to Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) which invest in projects within three economic development priorities:
- Business Development
- Community Innovation
- Collaborative Projects
Further details on the EODP program and application forms will be available on the Frontenac CFDC website by Monday, November 7th with the first application deadline being noon on Monday Nov 14th. To obtain more information or an application visit www.frontenaccfdc.com/services or call the Frontenac CFDC at 613-372-1414 or 1-888-372-9962.
About the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation
The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (FCFDC) is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to stimulate community and economic development throughout the Frontenacs. Run by a volunteer board of directors and funded by FedDev Ontario, the FCFDC offers free business advice, workshops and commercial financing to entrepreneurs and those looking to start businesses in the Frontenacs. The FCFDC also provides support to initiatives that are designed to stimulate economic development in the County of Frontenac, and business planning assistance to community organizations.
Funding for the Eastern Ontario Development Program is provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and is delivered by the 15 local Community Futures Development Corporations in Eastern Ontario.