Applications Open for Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2023175 Views

March 29, 2023

The Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, is today announcing a call for applications for the 2023-24 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program.

Incorporated municipalities, not-for-profit groups and Indigenous Governments and communities are eligible to apply for up to $100,000 to develop, implement and evaluate accessible and inclusive community-based transportation programs.

As part of Budget 2023, the Provincial Government is investing $300,000 for the 2023-24 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program.

Projects under the program should focus on helping to enhance and expand community transportation services for people who experience barriers to transportation, including ability and geography, often in combination with low income.

In 2022-23, six recipients were awarded funding through the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program, as detailed in the backgrounder below.

Program guidelines and applications can be found here. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 26, 2023.

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“I am pleased to open applications for the 2023-24 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program. This program supports government’s commitment to improve the health and well-being of residents of this province by increasing transportation options for individuals who experience barriers to accessible, affordable and inclusive transportation. I encourage eligible organizations to submit an application and make a difference in their communities.”
Honourable John G. Abbott
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

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BACKGROUNDER

2022-23 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program Grants

Applicant Location Proposal Grant
Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Happy Valley-Goose Bay Purchase of 25-seat electric minibus to improve public transit especially for seniors, persons with disabilities, single parents, persons in low income and youth among others. $100,000
Town of New-Wes Valley New-Wes Valley and surrounding area Support operations of Shore Ride Community Transportation Program providing free accessible transportation options on a flexible, on-demand schedule. $46,747
St. George’s Indian Band Council Inc. St. George’s-Humber Purchase of wheelchair accessible van to support the startup of the K’Taqmkuk Transportation and Support Service as well as the Emergency Home Program. $100,000
Lions Club of Twillingate Inc. Twillingate Expand services of the Community Wheels Project, which provides free transportation for individuals, especially seniors. $27,859
Town of Harbour Breton Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune Continue the Coastal Rides Community Transportation Program, which utilizes a wheelchair accessible bus to assist seniors with travel to medical appointments, grocery shop etc. $25,394
Bay St. George South Ride for Ages Bay St. George South Help expand weekly services of the accessible and inclusive bus service to include youth and family activities.

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