Invest Canada - Community Initiatives
The Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) is one of the three components of the Global Commerce Support Program established in December 2008. It is designed to help Canadian communities attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment. ICCI supports non-profit and public-private partnerships at the local community level. The program follows three basic principles:
- Focusing on supporting the attraction, retention, and expansion of foreign direct investment;
- Work through partnerships;
- Sharing costs.
Non-repayable contributions range from $3,000 to $300,000, and agreements are made for a one-year period, from January 1 to December 31. ICCI provides matching funds of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses. If a community accesses other federal government support, the total federal support cannot exceed 50 percent.
As of September 16, 2013, the Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) component of the Global Commerce Support Program will be accepting applications from Canadian communities seeking financial support for their foreign direct investment initiatives for the 2014 calendar year.
Applications must be submitted before midnight (Pacific Time), on Friday October 25, 2013. Communities must submit the final draft of their application by the deadline to be considered for funding. Incomplete applications will be rejected. We would like to remind you that only one submission is allowed per applicant.
Preparing Your Application:
Accessing the Online System:
In order to receive instructions on how to access the online system, please contact an ICCI officer at ICCI@international.gc.ca
ICCI Management facilitated an online tutorial for applicants to the program. The presentation and application questions can be found below:
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