Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI): Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI)

By mmuise

The Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) will help the Canadian aerospace sector emerge from the pandemic with the capacity to compete on the global stage. The initiative will support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the following three objectives to:
1. green their operations and adopt environmentally sustainable practices;
2. improve productivity;
3. strengthen commercialization while furthering integration into regional and global supply chains.

Comments on Funding:

1. Contributions to SMEs are generally repayable or conditionally repayable.
2. Contributions to not-for-profits are generally non-repayable.

Deadline: Applications are no longer accepted.

Applicants must be:

  • businesses operating in the aerospace industry, as well as the organizations that support them, including:
    a) Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
    b) Not-for-profit organizations providing services to SMEs.
  • Indigenous businesses and organizations are invited to apply through the process described below. Under the initiative, RDAs can contribute up to 100% of eligible project costs for projects with Indigenous clients.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

As all the funds available for the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative - Quebec have been allocated, new funding applications under this Initiative are no longer accepted. Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI), Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) and Community Futures Program (CFP) are the three major programs that bring together the various financial assistance measures offered by CED. REGI supports the economic growth of businesses and regions through innovation.
QEDP aims to help communities seize promising economic development and diversification opportunities.
CFP supports local economic development and strengthens the capacity of communities to develop their full potential in a sustainable manner. Through this program, CED provides financial support for community development organizations in Quebec regions.

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