Connect2 program

Funding is available for active transportation projects that will improve connectivity within and between communities and have the potential to reduce emissions.  Funding can be used for community planning, feasibility studies, learning by doing, public engagement sessions, program promotion and demonstration projects .

Project Categories

Active Transportation Infrastructure and Design

Projects under this category may include:

  • Temporary installation of bike lanes, public space and active transportation routes
  • Bike grid infrastructure or design
  • Engineering or feasibility studies

Connect2 will provide grants of up to 75% to a maximum of $100,000 per project in this category.

Shared Mobility & Bicycle Fleets

Projects under this category may include:

  • Shared mobility services pilot projects
  • Bicycle fleet pilot projects

Connect2 will provide grants of up to $75,000 per project in this category.

Capacity Building and Community Engagement

Projects under this category may include:

  • Municipal staff training, capacity building, or networks
  • Marketing and communications – social marketing
  • Public engagement activities

Community Building and Engagement will provide grants of up to 75% to a maximum of $50,000 per project in this category.

Who can apply?

  • Registered non-profit society/cooperative in good standing
  • Federally incorporated non-profit organization
  • Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw Councils
  • Municipalities
  • Post Secondary Education Institutions
  • Private Sector

Contact Information

Department of Transportation and Active Transit
Johnston Building, 2nd Floor
PO Box 186
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2N2

Email: connect2@novascotia.ca

Additional Resources

Program Description

Expression of Interest

Assessment Criteria

Other Potential Funders