Connect2 is a grant program that is based on a vision that all trips under two kilometres to key destinations in Nova Scotia communities can be made using sustainable modes of transportation.

The program supports community driven projects that improve connectivity within two kilometres, particularly between key community assets and help to achieve a low-carbon transportation future with higher mode-shares of biking, walking, rolling, shared transportation, transit and land-use planning that is oriented to sustainable modes of transportation.


The program considers applications under two categories:

Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and Design: Support for active transportation (AT) infrastructure or design, AT or transit plans, modeling or design for transportation improvements and transportation demand management, shared mobility services, engineering, and feasibility studies.

Sustainable Transportation Enabling: Education, public engagement, social marketing, data collection and evaluation, informational supports (signage, maps, technology), ideas or best practices that require more studies to advance sustainable transportation in Nova Scotia. 

Funding structure

  • Overall grant of $600,000
  • This grant will cover up to 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $150,000 for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure and Design projects, or $30,000 for Enabling projects
  • Funding will be for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Projects must be completed by March 10, 2018 to receive full payment of the grant


Contact the Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator, at:

Contact Information

Department of Energy
Joseph Howe Building 12th Floor
1690 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J9

Phone: 902 424-4073


Full Program Description