The Frontenac CFDC is not currently accepting applications for the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).    We will begin accepting applications on Monday, March 19th 2018 for projects that commence no sooner than April 1, 2018 and are fully completed and expended by no later than Dec 1, 2018.   Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, funding permitting, and must be approved prior to any expenses incurred.   

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) promotes business development, job creation and strengthened economies in rural eastern Ontario communities.  The Frontenac CFDC may contribute up to 50% of eligible costs for not-for-profit and private sector recipient.  Private sector businesses can receive a maximum of $100,000 in EODP contributions during the current contract period (2014-2018), either through one project or through multiple projects.  All costs are net of HST.

Program has two components:

  • Business Development: Promote growth of new and existing businesses in rural eastern Ontario communities and;
  • Community Innovation:  Support community-led projects that enhance and diversify local economies

Understand what we fund EODP Eligibility and Guidelines

EODP Application Part A-rev2017


How to apply

  • Call us to discuss your project idea
  • EODP Application Part A-rev2017
  • Don’t forget to include your Detailed Budget!


The EODP applications are reviewed and approved by our local volunteer Board of Directors.  Projects are assessed on the potential for job creation, impact on business revenue and economic impact for the Frontenacs and/or Eastern Ontario.   The Board also assess the applications based on our Strategic Plan and the following areas deserving of special emphasis beyond those identified in our strategic plan:

  • Improving businesses productivity and profitability with technology
  • Productivity enhancements
  • Small business training
  • 3D Technology
  • Attraction of and growth of small scale (artisanal) food and beverage businesses

Reporting requirements for approved projects

Recipient agrees that their name, amount of project funding and general description of the project will be publically available.

Recipients are reimbursed upon the completion of the Progress Claim and Final Claim


Success Stories

View Success Stories for 2015/16

View Success Stories for 2016/17

View Funded Projects for 2017/18

See how local organizations have used EODP funds to grow their business or strengthen their community.

EODP is funded through the Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev) and delivered through the 15 eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations and the Eastern Ontario CFDC Network.

For more information or to apply, contact Sue Theriault, Office Manager/EODP Coordinator 1-613-372-1414 or 1-888-372-9962 or email

Other GRANT OPTIONS to assist you in growing your business:


  • Eastern Ontario Development Fund – is a Provincial fund that gives money to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in eastern Ontario.
  • Federal Development of Southern Ontario – is a government agency that works with southern Ontario’s communities, businesses and not-for-profits to address regional and global economic challenges.   The deliver a number of programs to help create, retain and grow businesses.
  • National Research Council of Canada – is the Government of Canada’s premier organization for research and development
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs – delivers a range of programs and services for the agriculture and food sectors and rural affairs.  They also provide information on food safety, livestock, crops and environment.
  • Agricultural Adaptation Council – administers government funding to help you build your agribusiness ideas.
  • The Funding Portal – headquartered in Toronto, is Canada’s  bilingual one-window gateway to improve access to 11,000 sources of government funding and private financing.
  • Collaborative Economic Development Projects (CEDP) – must demonstrate benefits to multiple communities and promote broad-based collaborative economic development leading to a competitive and diversified economy, while contributing to the successful development of business/job opportunities and prosperous communities. For more information and applications visit