This non-repayable grant opportunity reimburses eligible applicants 50% (up to a maximum of $1,500.00) towards the purchase of hardware, installation, labour fees and shipping towards upgraded or new broadband or satellite internet.
New technologies can provide service levels to a minimum of 25mbps download and 5mbps upload, scalable to 50mbps download and 10mbps upload via satellite or fixed wireless solutions.
Business Eligibility Criteria
Is an established, privately owned business
Is a registered business, and/or incorporated, in Ontario or Canada, and can provide a valid business number or corporation number.
Is Owned and operated by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Is a for-profit business
Has between 1-499 full-time equivalent employees OR a minimum $30,000 in annual revenue in the most recent tax year
Is a full-time or established seasonal businesses (such as tourism operations, construction, agriculture, fishing, and forestry)
Is a business located within NOHFC Northern Ontario boundaries
Is not a remote or home-office location in which staff are working remotely from home offices, and where primary business activities do not take place.
Is not a hobby and/or part-time business
Is not a franchise, which includes franchise businesses that are individually owned and operated.
Is not a Not-for-Profit organization or business owned by such organizations including charities, unions, religious groups or fraternal organizations, in which revenue is dependent on direct government funding, grants, and/or private donations.
NEOnet Inc. reserves the right to determine who is eligible or ineligible, as determined by the funding agreement with NOHFC and project goals, on a case-by-case basis.
Hardware and peripherals
Installation charges, including travel (calculated at
Shipping and handling fees
Ongoing costs (monthly service fees) are not eligible.
To ensure that you are eligible please consult with our staff BEFORE purchasing the equipment. All applicants must meet with a staff member to review project goals, quotes, and eligibility.
Terms and Conditions of Payment
Eligible applicants may receive a reimbursement of up to 50% to a maximum of $1,500.
Applicants will select a vendor; staff are available to assist you with the possible vendor in your area.
You must complete a short exit survey/program evaluation for a claim to be processed.
Once NEOnet has received all requisite documents, reviewed the final report, and the applicant has satisfied all other program requirements, we will issue reimbursement.
NEOnet Inc. will provide, on request, information in an accessible format or with communication supports to people with disabilities, in a manner that takes into account the individuals disability.