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Grants to Ontario, Canada Municipalities for Local Transportation Solutions for the Elderly & Handicapped

Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program

Ontario Ministry of Transportation


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #150391

Grant Description

Grants to Ontario, Canada municipalities collaborating with at least one community organization to plan and implement local transportation projects designed to increase mobility for the elderly and handicapped who do not have their own means of transportation.

The objectives of the CT Program are to:

• Improve mobility options for individuals who do not have access to their own transportation, including seniors, people with disabilities, and others;

• Build capacity to better meet local transportation demand, particularly where it is challenging or not feasible to provide conventional or specialized transit service due to population size or density; and

• Create networks of coordinated community transportation service that leverages existing services and pools resources to provide more rides to more people and to more destinations.

In general, coordinated community transportation is a service delivery model whereby two or more organizations collaborate through the sharing and/or coordination of transportation resources and services to jointly accomplish their transportation objectives.

To be considered for funding, a coordinated community transportation project must:
• Meet the objectives of the CT Program.
• Result in the improvement of transportation services through the implementation of new or enhancements to existing coordinated community transportation services, within one year of the effective date of the Agreement.

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Eligibility:

  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Local Governments
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only Ontario municipalities that collaborate with at least one community organization are eligible to apply for CT Program funding to undertake a coordinated community transportation project of mutual interest and benefit, and which meets the criteria set out in this Guide. If the CT Project involves the participation of more than one municipality, only one municipality may apply on behalf of other(s).

To be eligible, community organizations must be:
• Incorporated;
• In operation for at least one year prior to the Application Deadline; and
• At least one community organization must provide transportation services or have transportation resources or assets, or both.

The following provides a non-exhaustive list of community organization(s) that a municipality may collaborate with for the purpose of carrying out a CT Project:
• Health service agencies (e.g., community support service agencies);
• Social service agencies (e.g., community outreach services);
• District Social Service Administrative Boards;
• Seniors’ organizations;
• Registered charitable organizations;
• Other public transit agencies (i.e., a public transit agency that is not operated by or on behalf of the municipality applying for funding under the CT Program);
• Bus operators, including school and private buses;
• Taxi companies; and
• Employers.

Pre-Application Information:

A municipality will be required, as part of its application for funding, to identify any other sources of funding, including that from the municipality or the community organization(s) with which it collaborates for its proposed coordinated community transportation project.

Application form: http://bit.ly/1AJ1KiS

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Term of Contract:

April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017. To be eligible for funding, the proposed coordinated community transportation project must be implemented within one year of the effective date of the Agreement and last until the end of the CT Program.

Contact Information:

CTProgram@ontario.ca
416-585-7362

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.


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