Fund for the Development of Regions launches call for projects

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The Government of Québec announced August 29 that it was injecting over $ 20 million over five years into the Support Fund for the Development of Regions (FARR) for the Outaouais region. $1.94 million is available for 2017-2018, and MAMOT is accepting applications.

The Government of Québec announced August 29 that it was injecting over $ 20 million over five years into the Support Fund for the Development of Regions (FARR) for the Outaouais region. $1.94 million is available for 2017-2018, and MAMOT is accepting applications.
Organizations will have until October 6, 2017 to apply for funding for projects that fall within regional development priorities and have spin-offs in at least two Outaouais MRCs.
Regional priorities are: promote the equitable development of rural and urban areas; strengthen the Outaouais’ competitive position as a border region; ensure transportation and sustainable mobility throughout the region; protect the natural environment and adapt to climate change; expand cultural activities and ensure
their accessibility; promote entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial culture in
both rural and urban areas; support economic diversification and innovation;
promote tourism development; promote and enhance the agri-food
sector; support the development of the forest industry; and encourage student retention and the training of a skilled workforce.
Those eligible are: organizations: municipal, non-profit, educational; businesses: private or social economy, except companies in the financial sector; cooperatives, except financial cooperatives; aboriginal communities; and legal entities wishing to start a private or social economy business.
For more information on the FARR program and the types of eligible
projects, or to obtain the application form, visit the MRC Pontiac website.