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Frequently-Asked Questions about the Information Available in this Database
1. What type of information is available in this project database?
This database contains a wide range of information on projects approved by ECBC since April 1, 1999. You can display this information in customized reports by selecting either CREATE A REPORT or FIND A PROJECT.
2. What type of project information can I include in a customized report?
If selecting the CREATE A REPORT option, you can view a spreadsheet presentation providing the following information related to each identified project.
- Client Name - the legal name of the applicant. For an incorporated applicant, this is the name that is legally registered with an official government registry office. For a non-incorporated applicant, this is the name under which the applicant conducts its business.
- Client Address - the city or town and the postal code of the applicant.
- Project Description - a brief description of the project.
- Project Location - the location of the project based on Statistics Canada census divisions.
- Program Type - information about the program from which the financial assistance was approved. This includes programs administered by ECBC and by the former Cape Breton Growth Fund.
- Public Access Date - usually 60 days following client acceptance of written offer.
- Assistance Type - the type of funding approved. Here is a list of the various types of assistance:
- Loan - Repayable assistance available to an individual, corporation, or organization that meets certain eligibility requirements and which may or may not bear interest and may or may not be secured.
- Non-repayable contribution - An unconditional transfer payment to an individual, corporation, or organization that meets certain eligibility requirements.
- Equity Investment - An investment in a corporation or an organization in the form of shares.
- Provisionally repayable contribution - A conditional transfer payment to an individual, corporation or organization that meets certain eligibility requirements which becomes repayable upon reaching previously determined targets.
- Total Government Funding - the total amount of government funding approved for the project. The amount includes funding approved by ECBC 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.
- ECBC Assistance - the total amount of funding approved by the Corporation 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.
- Eligible Amount - the total of all project costs deemed to be eligible for assistance.
- Total Cost - the total of all eligible and non-eligible costs associated with the project.
3. How does the information available through CREATE A REPORT differ from that available through FIND A PROJECT?
The FIND A PROJECT option provides a summary list of the projects identified so that you may select the specific projects in which you are interested. The project names are linked to more detailed information, which includes all facts available through the CREATE A REPORT option plus the following:
- Estimated Commencement Date - the date the project is expected to begin.
- Estimated Completion Date - the date the project is expected to be completed.
4. Can I create a list of projects for a specific county?
Yes. In the "Create a Report", the Geographical Locations section lists the provinces. If you click on the "+" sign to the left of the province, a drop-down list will appear identifying the counties within that province. You may select one or more counties from this list.
5. Can I save a Web page report as a spreadsheet?
Yes, if you have access to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Corel Quattro Pro. First, create a Web page report. Second, select and copy the contents of the entire table including the column headings. Third, open your spreadsheet software and paste the table information into a blank spreadsheet.
6. What information will I find in the CREATE A REPORT option?
See response to question 2.
7. What information will I find in the FIND A PROJECT option?
See response to question 3.