Support & Funding

Fueling Local Business Growth Together!

Financial assistance and technical support is available to entrepreneurs on MRC Pontiac territory through our business advisors, within the economic development team.

Whether you are self-employed, a small business owner, or manager of a multi-national, our team of business advisors can help you in the start-up, expansion, management and implementation of your business on MRC Pontiac territory.

Our financial assistance programs consist of loans (FLI-FLS funds), or grants from the Fonds Régions et Ruralités (FRR) for business start-up or expansion as stipulated in the MRC Pontiac’s Business Support Policy and the MRC Pontiac’s Development Priorities.

If you have any questions regarding the technical and financial assistance offered to businesses, please contact a Business Advisor or Financial Analyst from our economic development team.

Renée Lance, Business Financial Analyst 819-648-5689 ext. 135
Erin Davis, Business Advisor 819-648-5689 ext. 244 


Regions & Rurality Fund (FRR)

The FRR has been in effect since April 1, 2020. It has an envelope totalling nearly $1.3 billion for the duration of the 2020-2024 Partnership: For Stronger Municipalities and Regions. Credits totalling $250 million are provided for 2020, rising to $267.5 million for each subsequent year until 2024.

Cultural Funding

It was during the 1990s that the Pontiac cultural community began to mobilize in order to acquire the resources and coordination it needed to ensure its vitality and growth. Four public consultations were held from April to May 2004 to gather the opinions and desires of the population regarding the cultural future of the Pontiac. These consultations were the source of inspiration for the draft Pontiac Cultural Policy, presented to the public on September 18, 2004. The Pontiac Cultural Policy was unanimously adopted by the Council of Mayors on September 27, 2004.

Call for Artists

The MRC Pontiac is ready to receive proposals from local artists for the next piece in its regional art collection.

Policy regarding donations, sponsorships, representation and bursaries

The MRC Pontiac has reinstated its donations and sponsorship funding program, but under a new name and with a few modifications and clarifications.


If your organisation is looking for funds regarding activities or events with a local impact on the MRC Pontiac territory and its citizens, please carefully read the new policy before submitting your request. To submit a request or for more information, please email


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