Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation helps fund community-based transportation through the Community Transportation Grant Program
On December 1, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation announced a new Community Transportation Grant Program, a $40 million commitment over 5 years to fund community transportation projects, with two funding streams:
• $10 million fund will be directed to Indigenous communities, indigenous-led organizations and non-profits
• $30 million fund is directed to municipalities.
Community Transportation Grant Program – Indigenous communities, non-profits
MTO is developing the funding stream to be launched in mid-2018.
Community Transportation Grant Program – Municipal Stream
MTO has launched the Community Transportation Grant Program - Municipal Stream, committing $30 million over 5 years to help municipalities and community organizations to develop, implement and operate community transportation projects. The new program builds on the Pilot Program and will continue to fund community transportation solutions that address local transportation needs through coordination, collaboration and sharing of transportation resources. The new program is also expanding to fund the development of intercommunity bus services to link communities across counties, regions and inter-regionally. The deadline for submitting full applications is February 28, 2018, 5pm EST.
More information, including new program guidelines and application forms can be found at the Grants Ontario website:
English - http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/PRDR017946.html
French - http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/fr/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/PRDR017948.html
A webinar supporting Municipal Stream application completion is planned for mid-January 2018.
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