The Rural Economic Development (RED) Program is Now Open | Ontario East

The Rural Economic Development (RED) Program is Now Open

Deadline for applications: This intake will close on Monday, February 24.

The RED program provides cost-share funding to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development through:

  • Funding assistance to address barriers in economic development, position rural communities to attract and retain jobs and investment, and enhance economic growth
  • Funding to build community capacity and support for economic development in rural areas
  • Investments in rural communities to help diversify and grow local economies, sharing in the province's prosperity.

There are two funding streams:

  • Economic Diversification and Competitiveness Stream
  • Strategic Economic Infrastructure Stream

To be eligible you must be:

  • Municipality
  • Not-for-profit entity
  • Ontario Indigenous community or organization
  • Local Service Board

For more information, please visit the OMAFRA website.