Step Up for Safety: Transport Canada announces $12 million in funding for road safety projects

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, announced a call for proposals on Friday offering up to $12 million in funding for initiatives that help promote road and vehicle safety.

According to the Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program, the government will be distributing funds to organizations who develop projects that promote road safety awareness; increase knowledge of road safety issues, practices and behaviours; improve support for innovative and emerging technologies; and bolster the safe introduction of features for connected and automated vehicles.

“Investing in road safety projects through the Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program helps build safer communities across Canada. I wish to congratulate the successful applicants whose projects received funding last year, and I encourage those with new proposals to apply for the program. We all win from good road safety ideas,” said Minister Alghabra.

Funding is open to provincial and territorial governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, safety organizations and private sector enterprises to receive a contribution of up to 75 percent of a project’s total eligible costs.

To be eligible for this year’s program funding, applicants must submit their initiatives to Transport Canada no later than May 10, 2021.

Interested applicants can visit Transport Canada’s website for more details.


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