Apply for funding for operating costs of a community-based transportation service: Community Transportation Assistance Program

Municipalities and non-profit organizations can apply for funding from the Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) to cover a portion of the operating costs of a community-based, inclusive transportation service. You can apply until 01 March 2019 for 2019 to 2020 program funding.

Use the Community Transportation Assistance Program Application Form to apply for funding from the Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP).

The Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) covers a portion of the operating costs of a community-based, inclusive transportation service. Services are developed and provided by non-profit organizations through partnerships by coordinating public, private, non-profit and volunteer resources and services. Inclusive transportation services are community-based public transportation systems in rural Nova Scotia aimed at improving transportation options to Nova Scotians who need transportation to and from medical appointments, education and recreation opportunities.

Funding amount

The Community Transportation Assistance Program may cover a portion of the operating costs of a community-based, inclusive transportation service.

Eligibility

Municipalities and non-profit, community-based organizations can apply if they’re involved in providing inclusive door-to-door transportation service in low-density areas of the province.

Organizations need to have a feasibility study and business plan approved by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

How to apply

  1. Review detailed program criteria in the Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) Guidelines.
  2. Notify the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage by 01 November of the previous fiscal year that you plan to apply for funding.
  3. Contact the Community Transportation Assistance Program to get the application form.
  4. Complete the funding application.
  5. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  6. Send your completed application and supporting documents by mail.

How long it takes

It should take 6 to 8 weeks for the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to review your funding application and let you know if your funding application is approved. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to apply for the funding.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • proof of incorporation for your organization
  • applicable vehicle and board liability insurance information
  • Utility and Review Board Motor Carrier Licence