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Grant Opportunity for your brick-and-mortar small business in Ontario. Your chance to receive $2500 for your business
Application closes on September 30th, 2023, or when grant funds are exhausted. Requirements Apply
Digital Main Street is an organization that assists businesses in connecting to and adopting the right digital tools and technologies to help them grow and compete in the business ecosphere in Canada. Their “Digital Transformation Grant” grant program is open for eligible brick-and-mortar small businesses to apply for.
The Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program is designed to assist small businesses with the adoption of technologies. The program will provide training, advisory support, and grants to brick-and-mortar small businesses looking to increase their capacity through digital transformation.
The grant is administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) and is not administered by Digital Main Street. OBIAA reserves the right to determine who is eligible/ineligible on a case-by-case basis.
Eligible parties can apply for the grant. The eligibility criteria include the following.
Must be a business that:
Has a permanent 'brick-and-mortar' establishment in Ontario
Is employing 1-50 employees
Is NOT a home-based business
Is paying commercial property tax (commercially assessed), either directly or through commercial rent
Is a registered business in Ontario and/or is incorporated
Is open for business/operating at the time of application (not a start-up)
Is open to the general public for walk-in and onsite purchases of goods and services - NOT A WHOLESALER OR MANUFACTURER
Is NOT a business supplying digital services to other businesses (e.g., website design/development, SEO, programming)
Is NOT a franchise, including those individually owned and operated
Is NOT a not-for-profit/ charitable organization
Is NOT renting office space on a temporary basis (month-to-month)
Is NOT in a shared workspace such as a hot desk or dedicated desk
Is NOT a purely online business
An Ontario resident operating a business in Ontario.
An individual of 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Has completed the Digital Transformation for Main Street program, which includes:
The Digital Main Street Assessment
Has passed the eligibility quiz
The online training
Developing a Digital Transformation Plan
Previous Digital Main Street Ontario Grant Program recipients who received a DTG after June 21, 2022, may NOT apply at this time.
Previous Digital Main Street Ontario Grant Program recipients who received a DTG before June 21, 2022, may apply provided all DTG final reports have been received and verified by OBIAA.
Large corporations are not eligible to apply for a DTG (more than 50 staff)
Businesses with multiple locations are only eligible to apply for one Digital Transformation Grant.
Owners with multiple businesses may only apply for one grant.
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