Small Business Education

The Small Business Education Grant helps resident small business owners develop entrepreneurship skills through educational programs, courses, seminars, conferences, or workshops. Applications for 2018 will be accepted beginning January 15, 2018. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2018.

Objectives

The program aims to achieve the following:

  • To improve preparation and knowledge among prospective resident entrepreneurs
  • To increase business education among resident small business owners
  • To increase the long-term viability of resident small businesses

Funding

The Grant will cover up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $500, toward an entrepreneurship-specific education activity.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Small Business Education Grant:

  • Applicants must have a valid Resident Business Licence to operate within the City of Fort Saskatchewan
  • Applicants must have less than 10 employees
  • Applicants who are in arrears of municipal taxes or utilities for any owned property in Fort Saskatchewan will not be eligible
  • Applicants who have previously received a Small Business Education Grant within the past 3 years will not be eligible

Download the Small Business Education Grant Application and Guidelines

FAQs

Am I required to use local contractors when applying for any of the Business Development Program Grants?

No. While we encourage businesses to use other local business, we want to ensure that applicants have the ability to seek out the most competitive quotations for their projects.

I have a project that would qualify under two grants. Can I apply for both?

You are permitted to submit applications for more than one grant; however, you would only be eligible to receive one grant.

Can I receive more than one grant?

Recipients of a Small Business Education grant would be eligible for another Business Development Program grant; however, you would not be eligible for another Small Business Education Grant for another three years.