Digital Main Street – Ontario

Digital Main Street is a digital “how-to” guide and program to help you grow your business. The program is now supported by a Provincial grant opportunity for main street businesses and municipalities across Ontario.

Thanks to the Province of Ontario and the Ontario BIA Association, Digital Main Street is offering two types of grants to help small main street businesses across Ontario strengthen their digital and online capabilities.

 

 

How do I apply for a grant?

 

Digital Transformation Grant Program

The Digital Transformation grant provides $2,500 to each qualifying small main street Ontario business to purchase and adopt digital tools and technologies. There are ONLY 2000 grants available until March 2020, so apply EARLY. To start the process to apply for a Digital Transformation Grant as a main street business visit here.

Digital Service Squad Grant Program

The Digital Service Squad Grant provides $10,000 to qualifying municipal and business associations to set up Digital Service Squads to provide one-on-one assistance to small main street businesses in communities across Ontario. Squads will provide training, consulting and advisory services. There are 300 Digital Service Squad Grants available until March 2020. To apply for a grant for your community to hire and deploy a Digital Service Squad, visit here.

What Does It Cost?

As a result of a partnership between the Province of Ontario, OBIAA (Ontario Business Improvement Area Association) and Digital Main Street, the program is available to all main street businesses and municipalities in Ontario