Nova Scotia Moves now open for applications

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The next round of Nova Scotia Moves grants is officially open, creating more opportunities for Nova Scotians to walk, bike, share rides and access public transit.

The provincial government is welcoming applications that actively demonstrate or seek to enhance sustainable transportation options for Nova Scotians.   Nova Scotia Moves is a grant program that supports collaborative, innovative and locally-based solutions to sustainable transportation challenges facing communities across the province.   "Nova Scotia Moves provides accessible and affordable transportation options across the province and is a key ingredient of our sustainable transportation strategy," said Andrew Younger, minister of Energy, in a news release.   "Increased sustainable transportation options have a positive impact on local economies, reduce our energy usage, and keep our communities vibrant and healthy."   The program provides grants of up to $200,000 to help 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.   This is the third round of grants. Previous rounds, in 2012 and 2013, saw 65 successful projects receive a total of $2.4 million in funding.   So far, this investment has leveraged more than $3 million in additional financial contributions from municipalities, local businesses, federal agencies and other sources, along with close to $1 million in volunteer contributions.   Applications for the third round of Nova Scotia Moves grants must be received by Monday, June 23. For more information on how to apply, visit http://novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/nova-scotia-moves.asp .  
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