The Rediscover Main Streets initiative is supporting the economy by helping Atlantic Canadians re-experience their main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods, no matter how big or small. The initiative will reanimate and breathe new life into local economies affected by the global pandemic.

Through the Rediscover Main Streets initiative, ACOA will contribute up to $10 million to provide funds to non-profit organizations across Atlantic Canada, including business improvement associations, tourism associations, chambers of commerce, and destination marketing organizations to help them generate new ideas that inspire locals and tourists alike to rediscover all that their main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods have to offer.

The Rediscover Main Streets initiative supports non-profit organizations, including:

  • business improvement associations
  • tourism associations
  • chambers of commerce
  • destination marketing organizations
  • Indigenous applicants are invited to apply through the process described below for projects of all types and sizes.

Available funding

Your non-profit organization could get non-repayable funding for up to 100% of eligible costs. Projects with a targeted scope could get $25,000 to $500,000.

ACOA will accept applications from April 4, 2022, to April 29, 2022.

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