The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) comes to an end December 2018 and we do not know if this grant program will be renewed. The Frontenac CFDC will be accepting applications on Monday, March 19, 2018 for projects that commence April 1, 2018 and are completed and expended by no later than Dec 1, 2018.     

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until August 10, 2018, funding permitting, and applications must be approved prior to any expenses incurred.  PLEASE NOTE August 10, 2018 is our LAST intake for EODP.

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.

Please note: The Frontenac CFDC may reimburse up to 50% of eligible costs for projects that have expended a minimum of $5,000 in total costs. For projects that have expended less than $5,000, the Frontenac  CFDC will normally reimburse 25% of total costs. 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

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How to apply

  • Call us to discuss your project idea
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  • 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

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.

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

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