County of Huron SLED Program Funding Opens for 2020 Applications

June 23, 2020

[Huron County, Ontario] – The County of Huron’s annual SLED (Supporting Local Economic Development) program launches this week, providing an opportunity for municipalities and other non-profits to receive funding for projects which target key regional economic development priorities in either workforce attraction, agriculture, tourism, or investment attraction.

Successful projects will be provided up to $10,000 through the SLED fund and must be completed within 12 months from the date of application.

Recipients of the SLED program funding are required to use funds in a way that has a clear and measurable economic impact, includes substantial private sector participation, and must provide financial resources and support to the project. Eligible projects must achieve at least one of the following objectives in Huron County:

  1. Grows the workforce;
  2. Creates diversification of the existing agricultural industry;
  3. Creates a visitor experience with clear best-in-class potential;
  4. Develops investment attraction material or resolves investment attraction issues; or
  5. Implements measures that support businesses communities in adapting to a changing business environment.

The program is delivered on a first come, first served basis, closing August 31, 2020.

For more information about the SLED program and application process, please visit or contact Rick Sickinger, Program Advisor at

Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.


For more information contact:

Jim Ginn, Warden, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)