Connect2 is based on a vision that all trips under two kilometres to key community destinations in rural and urban areas of Nova Scotia could be made using sustainable modes of transportation.
The program will consider applications under two main categories:
Sustainable transportation infrastructure and design projects: Direct support for infrastructure, services that benefit sustainable modes of transportation, design, active transportation (AT) planning, and engineering and feasibility studies. Connect2 will provide grants of up to $150,000 per project for these types of projects.
Enabling projects: Education, public engagement, social marketing, information supports (signage, maps, online resources), plans or similar initiatives that help to lay the groundwork for more sustainable transportation. Connect2 will provide grants of up to $30,000 per project for these type of projects. (The maximum funding for enabling projects is capped at $150,000 of the total $600,000 program budget.)
This program is open to any type of organization seeking innovative solutions to sustainable transportation issues in Nova Scotia. The primary partner must be based in Nova Scotia, and ideally will be based in the community or region the project plans to serve.
Department of Energy
Joseph Howe Building 12th Floor
1690 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J9
Phone: 902 424-8090