Applications Open for Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program

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Applications Open for Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program

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by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202055 Views


October 16, 2020

The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, was joined by representatives of Springdale’s Life Unlimited for Older Adults group and volunteers with their Care 2 Ride Bus, to announce the opening of the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program.

In Budget 2020, the Provincial Government allocated $300,000 for the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program, which supports alternate and innovative transportation services that meet an identified need in the community or region.

The program is application-based and open to incorporated municipalities, not-for-profit groups and entities within a local service district, and Indigenous governments and communities.

Applications must include a detailed business plan demonstrating a community needs assessment, budget considerations, sustainability, partnerships, inclusivity and an evaluation plan. Funding of up to $100,000 per project is available for eligible and successful applicants.

The application deadline is Friday, December 11, 2020. For more information on the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program, please visit here.

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“I am pleased to open the 2020 call for applications for the Newfoundland and Labrador Transportation Program. This successful program continues to increase options throughout the province for individuals who experience barriers to accessible, affordable and inclusive transportation. I encourage those interested to check out the department’s website to obtain the program’s guidelines and application.”
Honourable Brian Warr
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

“Feedback from our ridership indicates that Care2Ride connects them to community services and events, as well as enhances their overall quality of life. Care2Ride has been described as a lifesaver for older adults in isolation.”
Gloria Shepard
Team Leader with Life Unlimited for Older Adults

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Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program

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Media contacts
Michelle Hunt-Grouchy
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-5148, 682-6593
[email protected]

Gloria Shepard
Life Unlimited for Older Adults
709-673-2777

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