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Applications Now Open for the Federal Tourism Growth Program

Applications Now Open for the Federal Tourism Growth Program

The Tourism Growth Program (TGP), a federal initiative set to provide $108 million to tourism operators and businesses over the next three years through Regional Development Agencies, is now open.  

The TGP supports Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, businesses, and organizations in developing local tourism products and services, with approximately 15% of the funding dedicated to Indigenous-led initiatives. The program prioritizes economic, environmental, and cultural sustainability, as well as initiatives extending the tourism season.  

Eligible applicants include small and medium-sized enterprises, Indigenous-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and municipalities. 

Funding is project-based, with applicants able to request a maximum of $250,000 per project. Business applicants are eligible for fully repayable, interest-free funding. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible for non-repayable contributions. Projects must be completed no later than March 31, 2026. 

Learn More: 

To learn more about what the TGP offers, how the funding works, application criteria, and to submit an application, see the links below:  

FedDev – Southern Ontario: click here

FedNor – Northern Ontario: click here.  

Information Sessions: 

Sign up for an information session offered virtually by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) on December 4th, 7th, and 8th. To register, click here.  

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email Alexander Miceli, Manager of Policy and Government Affairs, at

 November 21, 2023