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Applications Open for Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program

Press Release

March 15, 2024

Today, the Honourable Paul Pike, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, is announcing a call for applications for the 2024-25 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program.

The Provincial Government is investing $300,000 for the 2024-25 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program. Incorporated municipalities, not for profit groups, 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.

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 2023-24, five 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 Thursday, May 2, 2024.

“I am pleased to open applications for the 2024-25 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program. Our government is committed to improving the health and well-being of residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Through this program, we are able to increase 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 Paul Pike
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development


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Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Grants


2023-2024 Recipients

Applicant Location Proposal Grant
Town of Holyrood Holyrood Support the development of an inclusive operational plan for two electric 16-passenger vehicles. A consultant will hold regional public consultations and work with community partners to identify a plan to assist with the transportation needs of residents. $55,000
St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. North Boat Harbour to Goose Cove Support the purchase of a 12-15 passenger van and lift retrofit that can serve community needs initially in St. Anthony and St. Lunaire-Griquet communities, with the potential to expand. $100,000
Community Wheels Project c/o Lions Club of Twillingate, Inc. Twillingate-New World Island The Community Wheels Project provides accessible transportation to seniors, individuals living with disability/mobility issues and those who have limited or no access to transportation in Twillingate, New World Island and neighbouring communities. Funds will support the salary of the outreach coordinator, advertising and drivers. $39,440
Placentia Chamber of Commerce / Community Connections Housing Coalition Placentia Funds will be utilized to hire a coordinator to complete a community assessment on accessible transportation availability in the area. They will create a business plan, coordinate efforts with community groups, explore the usage of a bus at a long-term care facility and schedule and recruit volunteers. They will also do educational sessions on the proposed transportation service. $23,024
Town of Conception Bay South Conception Bay South Develop an accessible and inclusive community transportation service for Conception Bay South residents, specifically its vulnerable populations. Initiate a series of public engagement initiatives to determine the specific transportation needs of the community. Summarize the public engagement findings in a report and utilize the findings to develop a transit implementation plan, including cost estimates, recommended scheduling and fare options. $37,000
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