Application instructions for financial assistance

Application Process:

IMPORTANT : Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with a FedNor officer serving their area prior to completing an application.

FedNor provides funding through various programs and initiatives. Before completing your Application, carefully review the Program Guidelines to verify that your organization and proposed activities fit within the appropriate program criteria and priorities.

All applicants are required to complete an Application for Financial Assistance. With the exception of Youth Internships and Community Futures projects, applicants may be asked to submit a Phase Two application. FedNor will notify those applicants that will require the Phase Two application.

If you decide to accept public funding, depending on the nature of your project and the targeted clientele, you may be asked to assume official languages obligations among other obligations outlined in your contribution agreement.

FedNor requires that all projects conform to the guidelines set out in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). For details of CEAA requirements please visit:

Applicants cannot presume that financial support will be provided toward their project until written approval is obtained through a signed contribution agreement.

Note: Applications for Financial Assistance will be accepted on a continuous basis.

Application for financial assistance:

Complete an Application for Financial Assistance providing key contact and project information, along with a brief summary of how the proposed project will result in the following outcomes, based on the priority under which you are applying:

Community Economic Development:

Business Growth and Competitiveness:


Applicants will receive written or electronic confirmation that their Application has been received. While reviewing the information, FedNor may contact applicants for additional details to complete the application.

The results of the Application review will be communicated to applicants electronically or in writing.

Applications can be completed and submitted electronically, or printed and sent to the nearest FedNor office.

Phase Two Detailed Application:

Upon initial evaluation, FedNor will provide an electronic or written decision on whether the project should proceed to Phase Two. At that time, applicants may be invited to submit a Phase Two Detailed Application and provide supporting documentation. This may include a detailed business plan, financial statements, and articles of incorporation. The information required and instructions on how to proceed will be provided to applicants.

Application Review:

For applications under the Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP):

Phase Two Detailed Applications will be evaluated on their ability to support the objectives of FedNor's priorities and meet the following criteria:

Furthermore, Phase Two Detailed Applications must clearly demonstrate how the project will have short- to medium-term measurable results leading to the economic development of Northern Ontario communities and businesses, such as:

For Phase Two Detailed Applications under the Economic Development Initiative (EDI) for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs), refer to criteria outlined in the EDI Program Guidelines

Reporting Requirements:

Successful applicants will be required to report to FedNor on project expenditures and activities, the results/outcomes of the project, and achievement of performance indicators as identified in contribution agreements.


Contact Us:

For more information on FedNor's Northern Ontario Development Program, the Economic Development Initiative (for Francophone Communities), and other services, please contact your local FedNor Officer or call us toll-free at 1-877-333-6673.

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