Community Economic Development grants will help residents overcome employment barriers

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The City of Ottawa is now accepting applications for the annual Community Economic Development Funding Program.

Grants are available for non-profit organizations that are starting projects focused on:

  • creating jobs
  • creating businesses
  • developing entrepreneurship and employability skills

Successful applicants will demonstrate how their projects will create jobs for Ottawa residents and benefit those who are under-represented in the mainstream economy such as:

  • lower income youth
  • new Canadians
  • racialized communities

This program awards a total of up to $280,000 per year, distributed among the proposals that are selected by a jury panel. Please consult the full eligibility criteria for more details.

Applications are open until Friday, February 9 at 4 pm.

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