Rural Transit Solutions Fund

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead would like to inform constituents of the Rural Transit Solutions Fund in the amount of $250 million. This funding is available over five years beginning in 2021 and will support the development of locally driven and transit solutions by helping people living in rural communities get to work, school, appointments, and visit loved ones.
From on-demand services, to publicly owned, ride shares, and volunteer community car-pooling, funding will help rural, remote, Northern and Indigenous communities and eligible organizations across Canada develop and offer new public transit options to their residents.
Eligible applicants can seek grants of up to $50,000 in support of project planning; up to $3 million to help cover capital costs (the purchase of a vehicle or digital platforms); and up to $5 million to support zero-emission transit solutions (for the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle(s)).
A minimum of 10% of the total $250 million funding envelope for Rural Transit Solutions Fund will be allocated to Indigenous projects being led by and for Indigenous populations and communities.
As part of the first call for applications from August 6, 2021 to October 8, 2021, eligible applicants can seek up to $50,000 in support for project planning grants.
More information can be found at: https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/rural…/details-eng.html
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