Ontario Together Fund: $50 Million for Aiding Current & Future Public Health Emergencies

Ontario Together Fund

As the world fights to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government looks ahead, hoping to make lasting changes to their response to public health emergencies. As such, the Ontario government as decided to invest $50 million to the Ontario Together Fund (OTF), a government fund for firms and organizations that support either or both:

  • The ongoing COVID-19 response by the Ontario government
  • Ontario’s preparedness for future public health emergencies

Their focus will be manufacturing and innovation projects that help combat COVID-19 and provide goods & services essential to health, safety, and security.

The provincial priorities include:

  • Strengthen manufacturing capacity
  • Support technologies & innovations
  • Strengthen the medical technology (MedTech) sector

Ontario Together Fund (OTF) in a Snapshot:

Types of Funding Available:

The Ontario government is looking to support eligible projects through conditional grants that will cover up to 75% of eligible costs for the projects to a maximum of $2.5 million. They will also be providing complimentary support and services for those eligible.

Eligible Applicants:
  • MUST be a firm or organization based in Ontario (Scale-ups will be considered)
  • Have minimum 2 years of operations
  • Serve business and/or consumer markets
Eligible Projects:
  • Support Ontario’s ongoing response to Covid-19 Pandemic and/or preparedness for future public health emergencies
  • Must be completed by March 31st, 2022

Applications for this program will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Alignment with provincial priorities
  • Technical & financial assessment of:
  • Risks and mitigation approaches related to ability to execute project, deliver services, inputs, or finished products that meet appropriate specifications
  • Applicant’s financial position to carry out the project
  • Identification of ongoing business or market for the product or solution
  • Creation of jobs, retention, and regional impacts of the project
  • Compliance with relevant legislations and regulations

This is a discretionary, non-entitlement program. Even if an application meets all of the program objectives and eligibility criteria, there is no obligation to for the program to provide funding or services.

Deadline:

The program will be accepting applications until March 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST.

Interested in applying for this program? Contact EVAMAX today to get started on your application.

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