TRURO – Three Colchester area applicants have been awarded grants totalling $40,500 through the latest round of the Nova Scotia Moves program.
Through Nova Scotia Moves, the province offers grants of up to $200,000 to groups supporting sustainable transportation at the local level, including municipalities, band councils, community benefit organizations and social enterprises.
The local applicants receiving grants include:
1) Nova Scotia Electric Vehicle Highway Services, based in Tatamagouche – awarded $23,000 for an Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station at the Truro Power Centre as well as a Provincial network of 12 new charging stations.
2) Tatamagoushe Village Commission – awarded $10,000 to build a wheelchair-accessible path between Blair Avenue and the new village library.
3) Town of Truro – awarded $7,500 to pilot the use of propane fuel in three vehicles.
"This is a great program that supports community-based, grass-roots projects in our area that help further the goals of the province's sustainable transportation strategy," said Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River MLA Lenore Zann, on behalf of Energy Minister Charlie Parker, in a news release.
"It's clear the people of the Colchester County area are working toward better transportation choices that, over the long term, are healthier and will help protect and preserve the environment."
Across the province, 37 successful applications were awarded funding totalling $1.4 million.
The program helps Nova Scotians drive less distance, move more actively and efficiently, use cleaner energy, access a wider range of sustainable transportation options and engage communities around sustainable transportation issues.
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