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Additional Information

The information that is available in this database reflects the state of projects at the time they were approved. Changes to projects after approval such as amendments or cancellations are not reflected. New projects are added to the database monthly.

Some funding provided through joint programs or other ACOA-administered programs is not included in this database.

Displaying a large number of projects may take some time, especially with a slow Internet connection.

Definitions

Client Name
The legal name of the client. For an incorporated client, this is the name that is legally registered with an official government registry office. For a non-incorporated client, this is the name under which the client conducts its legal business. Federal and provincial government departments are eligible clients under federal/provincial COOPERATION agreements. When the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, another federal department or a provincial government department is listed as a client, it is because it has taken the lead on developing, administering or evaluating a project funded under one of these agreements.
Client Address
The city or town and the postal code for the client.
Project Description
A brief description of the project.
Project Location
The location of the project based on Statistics Canada census divisions.
Project Geographic Code
The Standard Geographic Classification code for the project location.
Program Type
Information about the program from which the financial assistance was approved. This includes programs administered by ACOA and by the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation on behalf of ACOA, as well as certain programs administered by ACOA in partnership with other federal departments and/or provincial and municipal governments.
Assistance Type
The type of funding approved. Here is a list of the various types of assistance:
Contribution
Financial assistance provided to clients subject to well-defined terms and performance conditions specified in a contribution agreement. A contribution is to be accounted for and is subject to audit.
Unconditionally Repayable Contribution
A contribution that is fully repayable by the client, regardless of project outcomes. Generally, these contributions are non-interest bearing and unsecured. Formerly called "repayable contribution".
Conditionally Repayable Contribution
A contribution that is repayable, based on the project achieving certain success factors or milestones. Formerly called "provisionally repayable contribution".
Non-Repayable Contribution
A contribution for which no repayment will be required provided the client adheres to the terms and conditions of the contribution agreement.
Grant
Financial assistance sometimes provided to not-for-profit clients based on strict eligibility criteria. The client may be required to report on results achieved.
Action Loan / Loan Insurance/Guarantee
A loan under ACOA’s Action Program. ACOA terminated the Action Program in 1995.
Interest Contribution/Buydown
A non-repayable contribution under ACOA’s Action Program and Fisheries Alternatives Program to reduce the interest costs on term loans. ACOA terminated both the Action Program and Fisheries Alternatives Program in 1995.
ACOA Assistance
The total amount of funding approved by the Agency for the project. It is important to note that this amount represents the funding approved and not the amount disbursed. For example, a project may have been approved for funding, but the funds may not have been disbursed because the project did not proceed.
Total Government Funding
The total amount of government funding approved for the project. The amount includes funding approved by ACOA and may include amounts approved by other federal, provincial or municipal governments. It is important to note that this amount represents the funding approved and not the amount disbursed. For example, a project may have been approved for funding, but the funds may not have been disbursed because the project did not proceed.
Eligible Amount
The total of all project costs deemed to be eligible for assistance.
Total Project Cost
The total of all eligible and non-eligible costs associated with the project.
Public Access Date
Usually 60 days following client acceptance of written offer.
Estimated Commencement Date
The date the project is expected to begin.
Estimated Completion Date
The date the project is expected to be completed.

Open Data

ACOA is a participant in the Government of Canada’s Open Data Project, which seeks to improve the ability of the public to find, download and use Government data by providing our data in a more useful format to enable citizens, the private sector and non-government organizations to leverage it in innovative and value-added ways.

Text File Format

Reports can be downloaded as text files in CSV format. These files can be opened with spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel. If you have difficulty opening a file, the following information may be helpful:

  • Character set / file origin: Unicode (UTF-8)
  • Separator / delimiter:
    • English files: comma (,)
    • French files: semicolon (;)
  • Text qualifier / text delimiter: quotation mark (")
  • Decimal separator / decimal symbol:
    • English files: period (.)
    • French files: comma (,)
  • Thousands separator / digit grouping symbol:
    • English files: comma (,)
    • French files: space ( )

Questions?

Requests for additional information regarding ACOA projects may be directed to:

Access to Information and Privacy
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Head Office, Blue Cross Centre
644 Main Street, P.O. Box 6051
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 9J8

atip-aiprp@acoa-apeca.gc.ca
506-851-2271 or 1-800-561-7862