Posted on Apr 05, 2017
On April 4, the Connect2 sustainable transportation grant program opened for 2017-2018. Expressions of interest, followed by applications for grants, are now being accepted from communities and organizations wishing to have more access to walking and biking paths, ride sharing, and other sustainable transportation options.
Connect2 aims to provide more options to communities to reduce their carbon footprint, and making walking, biking and using sustainable modes of transportation a practical and enjoyable choice throughout Nova Scotia
Communities, municipalities, and organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to first submit an expression of interest. A response along with an application form will be provided within 48 hours confirming if your proposal is eligible. The deadline to then submit your completed application is May 5.
Government will provide $600,000 to the program again this year, pending budget approval. Sustainable transportation projects focused on active transportation infrastructure design or build are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $150,000. Projects focusing on public education and engagement, or studies to advance sustainable transportation best practices in Nova Scotia are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $30,000.
For more detailed information and to submit an expression of interest, please visit: www.novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation. Should you have any questions, please contact: Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator at Connect2@novascotia.ca.
We encourage you to share this information with anyone you feel may benefit from the Connect2 program. And we look forward to hearing about your project.
NS Department of Energy