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Get up to $2,400 to grow your business online

Looking to implement e-commerce capabilities to remain competitive? Need to serve existing customers more effectively and attract new customers? With a micro-grant of up to $2,400, we can help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies.

You can get funding through CDAP if your business:

  1. Is a for-profit business (including for-profit social enterprises and co operatives)

  2. Is registered or incorporated

  3. Is consumer-facing (sells goods and services directly to end consumers)

  4. Has at least one employee (other than the owner) OR had at least $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year

  5. Commits to maintaining a digital adoption strategy for six months

  6. Agrees to participate in follow-up surveys, share data about the experience, and have its name published as a grant recipient

Your business is not eligible if it is:

  1. A corporate chain, franchise or registered charity

  2. A representative of a multi-level marketing company

  3. A brokerage firm, such as real estate agents, investment advisors, insurance agents, etc.

  4. A business that is engaged in online reselling or drop-shipping reliant on third party suppliers

  5. A wholesale or distribution business and manufacturer (unless you sell directly to consumers)

Supporting Documents for Eligibility

  1. Assurance that the applicant is in good standing with regard to all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations;

  2. Corporate documents as the program deems necessary (e.g. articles of incorporation, corporate by-laws and related documents);

  3. Documents confirming annual revenue levels, such as notices of assessment or other documents issued by the CRA, and/or financial statements (including audited statements) prepared and signed by a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA);

  4. Documents confirming numbers of full time equivalent employees, such as T4 Summaries, deductions for the Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance premiums, and income tax from remuneration or other amounts the applicant pays to employees;

  5. Confirmation that any person including any consultant or in-house lobbyist who lobbies on its behalf to obtain funding under the program and who is required to be registered pursuant to the Lobbying Act is registered pursuant to that act;

  6. Confirmation that the applicant has not, nor has any person on its behalf, engaged any person (other than an employee) for the purposes of obtaining program funding and paid, or agreed to pay, that person a commission, contingency or success fee or any other consideration (whether monetary or otherwise) that is dependent upon the applicant receiving program funding;

  7. Assurance that any former public servant who derives benefit from the Grant Agreement will be in compliance with the Values and Ethics Code for Public Sector;

  8. Assurance that any former public office holder who derives a direct benefit from the Grant Agreement will be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Act and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders; and,

  9. Assurance that no Member of the House of Commons or Senate will benefit from the grant.

Application Submission Process

  1. Applicants must submit their grant applications through the CDAP website. Applications submitted in an alternate format will not be accepted.

  2. Applicants may only submit one grant application per business number.

  3. Directors of corporations and owners of sole proprietorships may apply for the Boost Your Business Technology grant. Representatives of those businesses that are authorized by the corporate directors or owners of sole proprietorships may also apply for the Boost Your Business Technology grant.

  4. Should there be technical difficulties accessing or using the web-based system, applicants should contact the program through the Contact CDAP webpage or

  5. Applicants will be asked to submit the following information:
    User email address
    Business Number
    Legal name of business
    Operating name of business
    Canadian address of the applicant business

Retaining a Digital Advisor

  1. Upon accepting the terms of the Grant Agreement, the applicant will have access to the Digital Advisor Marketplace system. The system contains information on registered Digital Advisory service providers. The applicant is solely responsible to pick a digital advisor from the system that will produce a Digital Adoption Plan rfor them. A contractual relationship is only between the digital advisor and the applicant. The applicant will have up to 9 months from when the Grant Agreement is digitally signed to submit a Digital Adoption Plan and invoice from a listed digital advisor in order to receive a Boost Your Business Technology grant.

  2. As the business relationship is only between the applicant and the digital advisor, the applicant should ensure that any contractual agreement with the digital advisor addresses the scope of work, costs directly associated with the production of the digital plan, and that the digital advisor will deliver a Digital Adoption Plan in accordance with the program's requirements identified in the CDAP digital adoption plan guide.

  3. Although pre-selected by ISED, digital advisors are not agents, partners, or employees of ISED. ISED does not warrant the quality of the services provided by such digital advisors and is not responsible for any losses or damages, which may result from using the services of a digital advisor. Any disputes must be resolved between the applicant and the digital advisor.

  4. The applicant is entirely responsible for
    ensuring full payment of invoices for services
    rendered by any digital advisor.

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