Everything you need to know about the
Canadian Digital Adoption Grant
available to Businesses
in Napanee, Kingston, Gananoque
and the area

Kingston Economic Development (KEDCO) is currently managing the Canadian Digital Adoption Grant designed to support businesses in promoting their products and services. 

KEDCO will reimburse approved applicants up to $2400 upon completion of an online project designed to improve sales in their business. 
The grant is available to all businesses
EXCEPT:

  • Corporate chains, franchises, or registered charities
  • Multi-level marketing companies 
  • Brokerage firms, such as real estate agents,
      investment advisors, insurance agents, etc
  • Wholesale or distribution businesses

 

YOUR BUSINESS IS ELIGIBLE IF…
 It is  registered or incorporated, for-profit, and located in Kingston, Napanee, Gananoque and the surrounding area.

Kingston Economic Development (KEDCO) is currently managing the Canadian Digital Adoption Grant designed to support businesses in promoting their products and services. 

 

KEDCO will reimburse approved applicants up to $2400 upon completion of an online project designed to improve sales in their business. 
The grant is available to all businesses EXCEPT:

  • Corporate chains, franchises, or registered 

   charities

  • Multi-level marketing companies 
  • Brokerage firms, such as real estate agents,
      investment advisors, insurance agents, etc
  • Wholesale or distribution businesses

 

BUSINESS VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS:

  • Articles of incorporation OR
  • Business Registration documents

  2   Who made either 30K last year AND/OR have at  least one T4 employee

REVENUE VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS:

  • Notice of Assessments or 
  • Employee T4

PLEASE NOTE: When you have a CDAP grant application in progress, please wait for your grant approval before starting your project. 

PROJECT Structure

An eligible CDAP project must contain Order, Contact or E-Commerce Elements, and a Traffic Improvement Strategy.  It may also include some Web Advisory Services.

ORDER, CONTACT
or E-COMMERCE ELEMENTS 


This part of the project COULD include elements which encourage and initiate customer engagement, or lead capture resulting in new sales for the business.
It can also include elements which enable payment, automate shipping choices or calculate taxes during a transaction. 

 

See the section “E-Commerce Ideas”
on the back of this brochure

 

TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

 

Traffic Improvement Strategy brings qualified and interested visitors to your website. Traffic can be “optimized” so it brings more qualified visitors to a website.

See the section “Traffic Ideas
on the back of this brochure

 

WEB ADVISORY SERVICES

Web advisory services provide expert advice and guidance in implementing E-commerce and traffic to increase sales. 

 

Advisory services can include competitive research,  strategic planning, website design and development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content management, and performance analysis. 

 

TIMELINES 

APPLICATION TIMELINE

 

  1. We will confirm your grant eligibility
  2. We meet to talk about your project
  3. We come up with a project strategy 
  4. You will be provided with a written proposal with project details
  5. We assist with the submission of your CDAP application 
  6. Approval can take as little as an hour,
    or as long as two weeks

 

PROJECT TIMELINE

 

  1. Upon approval, we send you an invoice for a 50% project deposit
  2. If you use Zero Noise Marketing for your  project, you can expect it to be completed within one to four weeks 
  3. Upon acceptance of the work done, we send you a final invoice
  4. We will provide a receipt for the project work completed which you can remit to KEDCO for reimbursement.

PLEASE NOTE: KEDCO requires projects to be completed within 60 days of the date your grant is approved.