Competitiveness Consulting Rebate & Small Business Recovery Rebate Program Update

Due to an overwhelming response, we are temporarily closing the Competitiveness Consulting Rebate and the Small Business Recovery Rebate programs.

We will begin accepting applications again on June 1, 2021 to ensure that we continue to assist deserving businesses in our region through the second half of 2021.


What if I submitted an application and I have not been contacted yet?

All applications submitted prior to the intake temporarily closing have been notified that the application and support documents have been received and will be assessed for funding. If you have submitted an application and have not received this response, please contact

Note that applications sent after 4:00 pm on February 3, 2021 will not be accepted or assessed for funding.

When will I find out if my application has been approved?

Northern Development staff will process all complete applications received prior to the temporary intake closing. Staff will be in contact and provide a funding decision within 10 business days if there are no revisions or changes to the application required.

How can I find out the status of my application?

Please contact

If I submitted an application and have not been contacted, do I need to re-submit in June?

If your application was submitted, but we were unable to accept the funding request because it was submitted after the intake closed, a fresh application and current consultant proposal would need to be resubmitted in June. Note that the program does not support projects that have already been completed. If your project is scheduled to start prior to the intake reopening, the project will not be eligible for funding. 

Are there any other programs that my business may be eligible for?

Northern Development maintains a list of additional business support organizations and programs you can access on the Northern Development Business Resource page to find potential avenues for funding.


If you’d like to discuss your project in further detail with Northern Development staff, please contact us by email, phone, or filling out the form below. Also, we encourage you to reach out to us if you think you are eligible for funding for categories that are not specified here.