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Provincial Government Inviting Applications for the 2019-20 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program
July 22, 2019
The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, announced today that the 2019-20 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program is now accepting applications.
The program, with an annual investment of $300,000, provides incorporated municipalities and not-for-profit groups, and Indigenous groups and governments with the opportunity to obtain support to develop, implement and evaluate a community-based transportation program that is inclusive and accessible. Proponents can submit applications for up to $100,000 for projects demonstrating clear evidence of collaboration, sustainability and volunteer involvement.
Five proposals received funding for the 2018-19 fiscal year, including one from the Town of New-Wes-Valley, in partnership with Central Health and the Kittiwake Age-Friendly Committee. This initiative provides affordable transportation to and from medical appointments, banking, shopping and social events for residents in the Kittiwake Coast area.
The deadline for applications for 2019-20 is October 4, 2019. For more information on the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program, visit: www.cssd.gov.nl.ca/grants.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program builds on commitments of The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at www.thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.
“Our government is committed to working with community partners to ensure programs, policies and services are responsive to the needs of our residents. With programs such as the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program, we are helping to remove barriers to transportation and prevent social isolation in an effort to create a more inclusive and accessible province.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities
“We would like to thank the Provincial Government for providing funding for the Shore Ride Community Transportation Program to support residents of the Kittiwake Coast area. This investment is not only an improvement to transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities and others, but it also helps individuals participate fully in their communities. Making transportation accessible is just another way New-Wes-Valley is committed to helping individuals remain active, engaged and independent for as long as possible.
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Children, Seniors and Social Development
Mayor Kenneth Hoyles
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