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November 19, 2011
A Reminder of WI's Christmas Market Sun. Nov. 20th

Just a reminder that Wolfe Island's Annual Christmas Market is
Sunday, Nov. 20th at St. Margaret's Hall - 10 - 4 pm

A great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done on the Island.

The winners of the 2011 Photo Contest will be announced 11:00 am
Hope to see everyone there.

Posted by M Knott at 09:04 AM
November 09, 2011
EODP Applications & Guidelines Now Available

Eligible project recipients: Non-profit organizations including municipalities and municipal organizations, corporations, community economic development organizations, commercial enterprises including individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives or trusts and Aboriginal organizations.

First Round Application Deadline - Noon, Monday Nov 14th 2011
Second application Deadline: November 28, 2011

Community Innovation Program
Objective:
The Community Innovation Program (CI) enables community-led economic development that enhances and diversifies local economies. Working in partnership with community stakeholders, CI builds economic and innovative capacity of rural Frontenac County communities, and develops opportunities for sustainable economic growth and employment.

Eligible Activities:
Community based economic development projects, research projects, marketing and promotional activities, tourism events, export and trade initiatives, facilitation or hosting of seminars/workshops and small scale construction or projects/physical works.

Eligible Costs:
Expenses that will be incurred by the project recipient which are reasonable, incremental and required to carry out the eligible activities as noted above. Funding contributions for Non-profit recipents may be up to 100% of total eligible costs to a maximum contribution of $100,000. Funding contributions for Private Sector For-profit may be up to 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum contribution of $100,000.

Business Development Program
Objective:
The Business Development Program supports projects that will lead to the growth of new and existing businesses within rural Frontenac County. This includes initiatives in key areas such as skills development, youth attraction, innovation and ICT adoption.

Eligible Activities:
Business plans/expansion plans, marketing strategies, feasibility studies, strategic plans, research and development initiatives, internship/job placement (12 months max), trade show attendance, incremental on the job training, business and trade opportunity development, marketing projects, innovation projects, knowledge based economy studies and plans, innovative web enhancements, creation of new websites, e-commerce, e-learning platforms, GIS applications, customized software, telecommunications improvements, broadband and internet access.

Eligible Costs:
Expenses that will be incurred by the project recipient which are reasonable, incremental and required to carry out the eligible activities as noted above. Funding contributions for Non-profit recipients may be up to 100% of total eligible costs to a maximum contribution of $100,000. Funding contributions for Private Sector For-profit may be up to 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum contribution of $100,000.

For Community Innovation & Business Development Guidelines and applications: http://www.frontenaccfdc.com/services.cfm?topic=eodpapplicationguidelines


For further information contact: Anne Prichard, Executive Director, Frontenac CFDC (613) 372-1414 Ext: 204 - anne@frontenaccfdc.com

www.frontenaccfdc.com

November deadline dates for project applications: Nov 14th & Nov. 28, 2011

Posted by M Knott at 09:48 AM
November 01, 2011
Important Information from CFDC as Federal Government Announces EODP Funding

 www.frontenaccfdc.com The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) Board of Directors is pleased to invite businesses owners, community volunteers, Not-for-Profit organizations and municipal politicians and staff in Frontenac County to a series of presentations on the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP). The presentation will provide an overview of how your business/organization may benefit from the EODP and highlight significant changes that have been made to program.

Presentations will be held on the following dates:
(For businesses, Not-For-Profits & Municipalities operating in Frontenac County)

Wolfe Island November 7/11 from 5:30 6:30pm at the Wolfe Island Town Office

Sharbot Lake November 9/11 from 11:30am 12:30 pm at the North Frontenac Telephone Company, downstairs meeting room
Plevna November 9/11 from 2:00 3:00 pm at the Clar-Mill Hall, 6598 Buckshot Lake Road
Sydenham November 9/11 from 5:30 6:30 pm at the Sydenham Town Hall, George Street
Arden November 10/11 from 9:00 10:00 am at the Kennebec Community Hall
The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) promotes economic development in rural eastern Ontario leading to a diversified and competitive rural eastern Ontario economy; economic stability, growth, and job creation; and contributing to the successful development of business and prosperous communities.
To date, EODP has led to the investment of more than $65 million through more than 5,500 business and community development projects. It has also resulted in the additional support of more than $300 million from partners such as local businesses, municipalities, and the Government of Ontario, demonstrating its positive impact.
The EODP is managed by the Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev). The EODP provides resources to Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) which invest in projects within three economic development priorities:
Business Development
Community Innovation
Collaborative Projects
Further details on the EODP program and application forms will be available on the Frontenac CFDC website by Monday, November 7th with the first application deadline being noon on Friday Nov 18th. To obtain more information or an application visit www.frontenaccfdc.com/services or call the Frontenac CFDC at 613-372-1414 or 1-888-372-9962.

About the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation
The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (FCFDC) is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to stimulate community and economic development throughout the Frontenacs. Run by a volunteer board of directors and funded by FedDev Ontario, the FCFDC offers free business advice, workshops and commercial financing to entrepreneurs and those looking to start businesses in the Frontenacs. The FCFDC also provides support to initiatives that are designed to stimulate economic development in the County of Frontenac, and business planning assistance to community organizations.

For more information contact: Anne Prichard, FCFDC Executive Director - 613-372-1414 - anne@frontenaccfdc.com

Posted by M Knott at 08:34 AM