CDAP Grant

Digital Adoption
Grant Advisory

Get up to $115,000 to Boost Your Business through the Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)


H2O Digital has been selected as an approved advisor for the Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP). CDAP is a federal grant program helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt digital technologies to increase their competitiveness. Eligible businesses can receive a $15,000 grant to build their digital plan, followed by a 0% interest loan of up to $100,000 and wage subsidies to help implement and execute plans.

Learn how H2O Digital can help your SME apply for the CDAP program and build your digital transformation path

Whether your business is looking to accelerate your online marketing efforts, streamline and automate your sales process, better engage with existing customers, connect your workforce or provide better data insights about your business, H2O can help you get there faster.

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.

Reach out to find out how H2O Digital can help your SME apply for the CDAP program and build your digital transformation path.

How It Works

Applying for the Canadian Digital Adoption Program grant is simple and quick, and eligibility criteria may not be as restrictive as you’d expect.

Step 1

Apply Online

Apply online using CDAP’s easy-to-follow DAP Assessment.  H2O can also provide support toward determining you eligibility and assisting with the application process. Lean on our expertise to complete your application and increase your chances of approval.

Step 2

Select Advisor

As your chosen advisor we will perform a deep dive into your existing technology, specifically looking for threats that can be mitigated, or opportunities or gaps that can be capitalized on, through technology. Once identified, we will carry out a thorough platform comparison and provide recommendations to set you up for success.

Step 3

Get Funding

Our advisors will put together a comprehensive Digital Adoption Plan that addresses your most critical business needs while adhering to CDAP grant requirments.  Upon completion your organization submits the Plan to CDAP and upon approval of the plan, you receive your funding to cover advisory fees.

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Eligibility Requirements

The CDAP program has been introduced to help as many Canadian small and mid-sized businesses as possible with enhancing their digital technology footprints.  There are a few eligibility requirements for the grant.


Your organization must be based in Canada and either be setup as a Sole Proprietorship, or be incorporated federally or provincially.

Business Type

Your organization must be a for-profit, privately-owned business (includes for-profit social enterprises). Not-for-profit organizations are not eligible.


Your business must have had a minimum of $500,000 in annual sales in one of the previous three tax years.


Your organization must have more than one but less than 500 full-time equivalent employees on payroll.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Government of Canada will reimburse you for up to 90 percent of eligible expenses, 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.

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