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Accessible Transportation Assistance Program

The Accessible Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP) provides funding to assist organizations that receive funding from the Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) and municipal accessible transit organizations across the province in the purchase of accessible vehicles or modification of existing vehicles. The program will provide up to 66% of the total capital cost to a maximum of $70,000 for new or $15,000 for used vehicles. If funding is available, taxi drivers may be eligible to receive funding for the cost of converting their van into an accessible vehicle up to a maximum of $15,000.

Who Can Apply

Priority for eligible recipients as follows:

  • Organizations that receive funding from the Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP)
  • Municipal Accessible Transit Services (i.e. Metro Transit Access-a-Bus and Handi-Trans CB)
  • Taxi drivers in areas not serviced by an organization receiving CTAP funding

Applications will not be considered from the following organizations

  • Fixed route transit services
  • Shuttle operators
  • Inter-city transit operators
  • Other not-for-profit transit providers that do not meet the CTAP criteria
  • Nursing homes
  • Individuals

Key Dates

Applications for the 2016-17 Accessible Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP) will be accepted from Tuesday April 19th to Friday May 20th. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online

Program Guidelines

2016-17 Grant Recipients