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Applications for the Boost Your Business Technology grant are currently closed

The Canada Digital Adoption Program’s (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology grant is fully subscribed and is not accepting new applications at this time. If your grant agreement has not expired, you can access the CDAP portal and continue your work process.
Our team can assist you with information about other grants like Boost 1, DMAP, and the like, as well as advice on developing your business if you did not apply for CDAP.
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Unlock Government Funding with Digid 

Let Digid guide you through the CDAP application process and help your business access government grants, loans, and subsidies for digital transformation and growth.

0% Interest Rate|5 Years Term|$100K Loan amount

$15,000 Grant|Up to $7,300 wage

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Applications for the Boost Your Business Technology grant are currently closed

The Canada Digital Adoption Program’s (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology grant is fully subscribed and is not accepting new applications at this time. If your grant agreement has not expired, you can access the CDAP portal and continue your work process.
Our team can assist you with information about other grants like Boost 1, DMAP, and the like, as well as advice on developing your business if you did not apply for CDAP.
Live in peace in the digital world with Digid.

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Access government funding for your business with our CDAP services. Our team has the expertise to guide you through the application process and help you access grants, loans, and subsidies to support your digital transformation and growth.

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How Digid can help you get a CDAP digital adoption plan in 6 steps

1. Check your eligibility

Check the eligibility of Your Business with answering 6 questions and make sure you meet the requirements before submitting your application.

2. Meeting with Digid

Schedule a meeting with Certified CDAP DIGITAL Advisor to fully understand the program and how program can help you and your business.

3. Digid, analyzes and gives plans

After conducting several meetings with you and obtaining sufficient information, Digid will analyze your business and provide you a plan according to the standards of the CDAP program with RACE framework and SWOT analysis.
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4. Receive grant

After completing and submitting the Application online, the amount of the grant -$ 15,000- will be provided to you so that you can use it to pay the Advisor’s fees.

5. BDC, 0% interest loan

With The Approved Digital Adoption Plan You can apply for an interest free BDC loan – up to $ 100,000 – to help execute the plan.

6. Funded work placement

With the approved Digital Adoption Plan you are eligible for a $7,300 wage subsidy that You can hire talented students or recent graduates to help your business achieve its digital adoption goals.

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Digid Inc. is a Canadian company working as an official Canada government digital marketing advisor. The company has worked with clients from all over the world, including SMEs, B2B and B2C businesses.

Hadi Servat

CEO and Verified CDAP Advisor

Vahid Ahmadpour

Digital Transformation Expert

Parisa Ghanbari

Project Manager

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IS DIGID AN APPROVED CDAP DIGITAL ADVISOR?

Yes. DIGID received certification as an approved CDAP Digital Advisor from the Canada Digital Adoption Program, as a part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE GRANT MONEY?

The Government of Canada will reimburse you up to $15,000. Once we’ve completed work on your digital adoption plan you will submit the relevant invoices to receive your grant payment.

CAN YOU APPLY FOR FUNDING ON MY BEHALF?

You must apply for the grant directly. However, our team can guide you through the process, review your application, provide feedback to maximize your likelihood of success, and answer any questions you might have.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE MY DIGITAL ADOPTION PLAN?

The amount of time needed to develop an appropriate digital adoption plan will vary depending on the nature and needs of your business. However, you need to submit your digital adoption plan and invoices to the federal government for reimbursement within nine (9) months of being approved for funding.

CAN I PURCHASE HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE ASSETS WITH MY GRANT FUNDS?

No. The Boost Your Business Technology grant is intended to assess your digital maturity and opportunities to increase your competitiveness through digital transformation. Eligible costs are limited to those involved with creating your digital adoption plan.

WILL DIGID IMPLEMENT MY DIGITAL ADOPTION PLAN?

Absolutely! While you can have your plan implemented by any vendor you choose, by the time you have completed your plan with us, we will have an intimate awareness of the needs of your business. Having already formed a deep understanding of your transformation needs, engaging our creative team will make for a seamless transition from planning to execution.

WHAT WILL I GET AS PART OF MY DIGITAL ADOPTION PLAN?

Your digital adoption plan is a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities to improve your business by leveraging modern hardware and platforms. Specific deliverables you will receive from DIGID include:

• Current state analysis
• Post transformation capability report
• Summary of proposed digital solutions, including a cost/benefit analysis of your top three options and high-level requirements
• Near- and long-term digital strategy
• Implementation roadmap, including timelines, costs, and required capabilities

I AM THE OWNER/DIRECTOR OF MORE THAN ONE COMPANY. CAN I APPLY FOR EACH OF THEM?

Yes. As long as each company meets the grant eligibility criteria, you can submit an application for as many of your companies as you like.

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE CDAP PROGRAM?

When CDAP was launched in March 2022, it was scheduled to support SMEs for 4 years. However, all grants are first come, first served and can be changed or removed at any time. Reach out to get started and secure your $15,000 digital adoption grant asap. And access to a 0% loan for up to $100,000.

WHAT BUSINESSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CDAP GRANT?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program – Grow Your Business Online will be open to any businesses that meet the following requirements:
• A for-profit business (including for-profit social enterprises and cooperatives);
• A registered or incorporated business;
• A consumer-facing business;
• A business that can be accessed by customers or provides in-person services to customers;
• A business with a minimum of one employee
*Recipients must commit to maintain digital adoption strategy for six months post-intervention.
*A business will be required to consent to participate in follow-up surveys, having their information shared with the Government of Canada (ISED and Statistics Canada), and having the name of their business published as a recipient of funding.

WHAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE CDAP GRANT?

The following types of small businesses are ineligible:
• Corporate chains, franchises or registered charities
• Representatives of multi-level marketing companies
• Real estate brokerages
• Non-profit organizations

DO CONTRACTORS, FREELANCERS, OR BUSINESS PARTNERS COUNT AS EMPLOYEES?

In order to receive funding through this program, businesses must have at least one salaried employee (other than the business owner). A business with at least one part-time or fixed-term employee is eligible. Freelance contractors (i.e., fee for service workers) are not eligible.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM?

Applicants will be asked to supply the following documents:
1. Proof of business registration (i.e., incorporation or registration documents, business/operating license, etc.)
2. Confirmation provided by CRA of sales tax (GST/HST) registration OR confirmation provided by CRA of recent sales tax (GST/HST) filing (within the last 12 months).
3. Proof of an employee (payroll run or pay stub within the last four weeks)

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE FUNDED WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAM?

Businesses may qualify for a $7,300 wage subsidy to hire either a current student or recent graduate as part of a digital transformation or adoption initiative. As this is part of the Boost Your Business Technology track, the same eligibility criteria and process to access funds will apply. In most cases, this option would be most beneficial during the implementation phase, after you’ve created a digital adoption strategy.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR THE 0% LOAN AFTER MY DIGITAL ADOPTION PLAN IS APPROVED?

You will have 6 months from the time you receive your personalized link from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to BDC to complete your loan application. If you exceed this timeframe, you will be ineligible for the loan.

WHAT ARE THE LOAN TERMS AND AMOUNTS FOR THE BDC 0% INTEREST LOAN?

Zero-interest loan of up to $100,000 with a 5-year term + 12 months capital postponement (total of 6 years). CDAP is a four-year program, so you can apply for the program until 2026.

The amount of the loan is determined by the size of your business. If your annual gross revenues are:
• between $500,000 and below $5M you can request a loan of between $25,000 and $50,000
• $5M and more, you can request a loan between $25,000 and $100,000
The loan must be used solely for the implementation of a digital adoption plan that is recognized by the CDAP Boost Your Business Technology stream.

Please note that although the loan request is being made under CDAP, applicants must meet CDAP eligibility criteria and BDC creditworthiness requirements to receive a loan offer.

You can create your digital adoption plan, receive the grant that covers up to 90% of advisory services and then decide against the zero-interest loan. Participating in the digital plan portion of CDAP does not oblige you to apply for a loan. If you move forward to implement your plan, you can also source the required funds from your own cash flow or from your regular financial institutions.

WHEN CAN YOU APPLY FOR THE BDC LOAN?

The first step before applying for the loan is to have a digital adoption plan that is recognized by the CDAP Boost Your Business Technology stream. If you already have a digital adoption plan that was developed through a recognized government digital adoption program, you may be eligible to proceed directly to a loan application without developing a new plan.

Once CDAP has reviewed your digital adoption plan, and if you are interested in applying for a loan, ISED will send you an email with a personalized link.

Please note that although the loan request is being made under CDAP, applicants must meet CDAP eligibility criteria and BDC creditworthiness requirements to receive a loan offer.

CAN YOU BE DECLINED FOR THE BDC LOAN WHEN YOU'VE PASSED THE CDAP ELIGIBILITY?

The program eligibility is only one step in the process of making the loan request.

Your business may be declined for multiple reasons. For example, it may not have met BDC’s creditworthiness criteria (ex: credit history, etc.).

Please note that although the loan request is being made under CDAP, applicants must meet CDAP eligibility criteria and BDC creditworthiness requirements to receive a loan offer.

Also, as the CDAP zero-interest loan is part of a standard loan application, standard banking practices apply. A declined loan request is reflected in your credit score. This is part of the consent you provide when applying for the loan.

CAN YOU SUMMARIZE A BUSINESS'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE CDAP INITIATIVE?

TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM ISED’s WEBSITE…

The registration process starts with an online digital needs assessment (DNA) that identifies the SME’s business and digital strengths and weaknesses across several parameters, such as strategy, business model, products and services, customer experience, operations, technology, organization and cybersecurity. This DNA will allow SMEs to obtain their current perceived overall level of digital maturity. Once completed, SMEs will be able to move to the next step in their application.

• For eligible SMEs that have successfully completed the DNA, CDAP will pre-approve them for a grant covering up to 90% of the cost of the digital adoption plan evaluated at a maximum of $15,000.
• Eligible SMEs will then have access to an online marketplace of qualified digital advisors called the digital advisor marketplace in order to retain the services of a digital advisor to produce a digital adoption plan.
• During their search, SMEs may contact as many digital advisors as they would like. When making initial contact with prospective digital advisors, SMEs are encouraged to share the results of their DNA as well as an overview of their business and objectives.
• It is important for an SME and digital advisor to agree on the terms of work, including objectives, timing and associated costs before they begin working together.
• When the SME finds a digital advisor who they consider to be the right match for their business, the parties will sign an agreement to develop a digital adoption plan.
• The SME and the digital advisor will work together to develop a digital adoption plan that meets the CDAP requirements. Upon completion, the SME will upload their completed digital adoption plan and invoice to the CDAP portal. Once accepted, the grant will be issued to the SME.
• With a digital adoption plan in hand, the SME is now eligible to access a zero-interest loan from the BDC as well as a subsidized youth work placement to implement their plan and adopt new digital tools for their business.

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