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CDAP

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CANADA DIGITAL ADOPTION PROGRAM

GROW YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS GRANT

  • Invest In Your Online Business And Get Reinbursed Upto $2400
  • Work With An E-Commerce Advisor
  • Collaborate & Create A Tailored PLan To Maximize Your Business

Confirm And Validate Your Eligibility

Step 1

Connect with Netwit's Advisory Team

Step 2

Submit Your Plan To Get Reimbursed

Step 3
Your Business Qualifies If

Operate a legally registered for-profit business in Canada, which includes social enterprises and cooperatives. Achieve annual revenue surpassing 30k OR have at least one employee other than the owner. Not presently involved in online sales or actively seeking improvements for an existing e-commerce platform. Run a customer-facing business.

Connect with Your E-commerce Consultant

Engaging with an e-commerce advisor to develop a strategy for optimizing your online business is a strategic move to enhance your digital presence and maximize the potential for growth.

Reimbursement Policy for E-commerce Enhancement Expenditures

Expenditures incurred on e-commerce enhancements will be eligible for reimbursement, subject to verification of receipts and/or invoice copies, accompanied by evidence of payment. This policy aims to ensure transparency and accountability in the reimbursement process.

Frequently asked questions

WHEN WILL EXPENDITURES BE REFUNDED?

Expenses incurred for e-commerce enhancements will be reimbursed after reviewing receipts and/or invoice copies, along with proof of payment.

THE INVOICES ARE NOT IN CANADIAN FUNDS, WHICH EXCHANGE RATE WILL BE USED FOR REIMBURSEMENT?

Micro-grant disbursements require the submission of both an invoice and proof of payment. The exchange rate can be determined based on the rate specified on the credit card statement or a copy of the canceled check.

CAN THE GRANT BE APPLIED TO MARKETING / SOCIAL MEDIA EXPENSES ONLY?

This grant cannot be solely used for marketing purposes. The primary goal of this grant program is to aid small businesses in developing new or improving existing e-commerce solutions.

CAN I SEEK THIS FUNDING IF MY BUSINESS OPERATES FROM HOME?

If your business interacts with customers, offering access or in-person services to them, it is eligible, given that all other eligibility criteria are met.

MY BUSINESS ADDRESS IS OUTSIDE OF CANADA, BUT I RESIDE IN B.C. CAN I STILL APPLY?

The Netwit Canada program is exclusively for businesses with a local B.C. address. Please refer to  [email protected] for more information

Are the grant funds taxable revenue?

Certainly. CDAP (Community Development Assistance Program) funding is subject to taxation and must be disclosed on your tax return.

HOW LONG WILL THE CDAP GRANT PROGRAM BE AVAILABLE?

Funding will continue until 2025.

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF MY BUSINESS AFTER THE PROGRAM?

Businesses are requested to partake in follow-up surveys, consent to the sharing of their business information with the Government of Canada (ISED and Statistics Canada), and agree to have their business name published as a recipient of funding.

HOW LONG IS THE COMMITMENT?

Businesses must agree to maintain their digital adoption strategy for 6 months post-intervention.
SUPPORT, GUIDANCE, GRANT NAVIGATION

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

COSTS COVERED

ECOMMERCE ADVISORS

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Eligible

Operate a registered for-profit business in Canada, including social enterprises and cooperatives. Generate annual revenue exceeding 30k OR employ at least one person other than the owner. Not presently engaged in online sales or seeking enhancements for an existing e-commerce site. Operate a customer-facing business.

Not Eligible

Multi-level marketing companies or their representatives
Brokerage firms, including real estate agents, investment advisors, insurance agents, etc. Drop shippers Wholesale or manufacturing distributors

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES EXPLAINED?

To develop a new e-commerce website or add functionality to your existing site (e.g., online reservation/booking tools, online ordering systems, electronic payments).
Redesign of an existing site is not eligible.
To install an e-commerce platform (including subscription fees/costs).
To hire a consultant to help with digital marketing strategies for your e-commerce store, which could include activities such as website search optimization and social media advertising.
Your grant cannot be used solely for marketing or SEO purposes; such uses must be tied to an overall e-commerce implementation plan and not a standalone item.
To track and manage inventory and sales, market to customers, offer discounts, maintain a loyalty program, or increase cybersecurity using e-commerce software.
To cover up to 20% of the total cost of hardware and software

INELIGIBLE COSTS

Internet connectivity
Shipping of goods purchased through the e-commerce platform
Purchases made prior to grant approval
Renewal of digital services such as domain names or software subscriptions (including existing e-commerce subscriptions)
Signage and printing
Logo redesign and rebranding
Owner’s salary or current employee salary for executing the project
Purchase of land, buildings or vehicles
Intangible assets such as goodwill, whether capitalized or expensed
Depreciation or amortization expenses
Interest on invested capital, bonds or debentures
Bond discount
Monthly mortgage, loan and/or rent payments
Refinancing of an existing debt
Losses on investments, bad debts and any other debts
Fines or penalties
Litigation
Fees for administrators, including payments to any member or officer of the business’s board of directors
Opportunity costs
Hospitality and entertainment costs
Franchise fees and/or franchise licence costs
Lobbyist fees
New capital expenditures
Consulting fees for submission of CDAP application or any costs not related to the acquisition or set-up of technology solutions

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & DETAILS
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & DETAILS

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