Huron Recovery Grant Program

Huron County Economic Development is pleased to announce the Huron Recovery Grant Program. The program is led by the Huron County Economic Development department, with $15,000 in funds provided through a partnership with Community Futures Huron.

The Huron Recovery Grant Program will focus on supporting existing small businesses in Huron County that have to make significant changes as they pivot to maintain operations and adapt to COVID-19 realities. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to eligible applicants to help offset costs associated with this transition.

Huron County Economic Development will offer mentorship, connect business owners to advisors and training as well as directing participants to other important tools and resources.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Huron Recovery Grant Program, applicants must be existing small businesses in Huron County that have to make significant changes to maintain operations and adapt to COVID-19 realities.

Successful applicants will apply with projects that demonstrate innovation in adjustments to operating in the “new normal.” Project expenses cannot be operational in nature (ie. staffing, rent, etc.). To be eligible, project expenses must occur after August 10, 2020.

To Apply

Applications open on August 10, 2020. Application Deadline: August 31, 2020.

  1. Consult with a Business Advisor / Mentor.
  2. Complete an application: business information including a CRA business number, the description of your project, the timeline for completion and project outcomes/impact, as well as a total budget for the proposed project.
  3. Participate in a series of 4-5 webinars in September 2020 that will help develop the project idea, understand the return on investment, the project impact, and how to make a great pitch.
  4. Provide an updated written proposal and make a pitch to a panel of judges.

Winners will be announced during Small Business Week (October 18-23, 2020).

For more information about the Huron Recovery Grant Program, please contact Patrick Donnelly at 519-440-1267 or by email at pdonnelly@huroncounty.ca.

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