HURON COUNTY – The Supporting Local Economic Development (SLED) program in Huron County is now accepting its 2022 applications.
The SLED program provides registered non-profits and municipalities opportunities to receive funds for projects like workforce re-engagement, attraction and retention projects, business district and sector-specific support programs, and placemaking, community, and tourism development initiatives.
These projects address the strategic priorities from Huron County Economic Development’s 2021-22 Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Project.
“This important funding program supports our local economy in meaningful ways,” said Director of Economic Development Vicki Lass, “This year, SLED is concentrating on areas noted from our BR&E survey by helping to grow the workforce, providing timely sector supports across our economy, further developing Huron’s exceptional tourism experience, and supporting our local business community’s recovery from COVID-19.”
The SLED fund will provide up to $10,000 to successful projects.
The deadline to apply is May 31 at 4:30 p.m.
Applications will be assessed on a merit basis and evaluated by a local economic development professionals panel.
Applications to the SLED program must meet the following criteria:
be a municipality or a registered not-for-profit organization;
projects must demonstrate clear and obvious economic impact;
the direct economic impact of the project is measurable;
projects include collaborative partnerships;
the applicant provides financial resources and support to the project; and
the applicant provides recognition for the program funders, the County of Huron and Community Futures Huron.
For more information about the SLED program and application process, please visit www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development/our-services/incentives-programs/sled/.
For more information about the program, please contact Rick Sickinger, Program Advisor, at email@example.com or 519-441-7145.
Applications can be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times