The 2017 – 2 018 Application for Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) funding is now available.

Great funding opportunity for businesses,  community-led economic development initiatives!

Funding Overview

EODP supports the growth of local businesses, community-led economic development to enhance and diversify our local economy and the creation of new sustainable jobs in Lanark and North Leeds.

EODP provides non-repayable funding of up to 50% of eligible costs for approved projects demonstrating measurable economic outcomes such as job creation, increased productivity, creation of new products and entering new markets. Applicants are eligible up to a maximum of $100,000 in EODP contributions over a 5 year period.


Completed applications (with required attachments) must be emailed to Please note: We recommend speaking to CFDC staff prior to completing an application. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Applications that are not completed in full and do not include the required attachments may be deemed incomplete for funding consideration.

Applications are reviewed monthly on a first come, first considered basis. Please be aware that funding is limited and demand is high. Not all eligible projects will receive funding.

 Application Intake Deadlines: 

Intake 1: Applications received by February 27th 2017 will be reviewed by the committee on March 8th 2017

Intake 2: Applications received by March 24th 2017 will be reviewed by the committee on April 5th 2017

Intake 3: Applications received by April 21st 2017 will be reviewed by the committee on May 3rd 2017 (*should funds still be available)

2017-2018 Application (Word Doc)

Applications are reviewed by staff for completeness and submitted to the committee for review. The committee is comprised of volunteer members of the Valley Heartland CFDC Board of Directors and is responsible for all funding decisions.

Applicants will be informed of funding decisions within 48 hours of committee review.

For more information, please contact:

Amber Coville,

Business Development Officer & EODP Coordinator,

Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation

Serving Lanark & North Leeds


T: 613- 283-7002 ext. 110



Good luck and thank you for your

interest in Valley Heartland and EODP!