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LocalMotion Program: 2009 Application Intake


Circular No. 08:22
ARCS File#: 195-20


October 28, 2008
To: All Municipal and Regional District Chief Administrative Officers, Engineers and Planners
Re: LocalMotion Program: 2009 Application Intake

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 LocalMotion Program. LocalMotion provides funding assistance for capital projects that encourage people to get out and be more active, support a reduction in car dependency and associated greenhouse gas emissions and meet the mobility needs of seniors and people with disabilities.

The LocalMotion Program is providing $40 million for investment in capital projects that build bike paths, walkways and greenways and build seniors-friendly and disability friendly communities. The funds are also available for projects that support community playgrounds and children's parks activities.

LocalMotion grants are based on a 50/50 provincial/local government cost-sharing basis, with a provincial contribution of up to $1 million a year. The total $40 million is available over four years.

Detailed program information, including the 2009 Program Guide and application package, is available on the LocalMotion website at

All available LocalMotion Program funding for the 2008 intake has now been fully committed. Applications submitted under the 2008 Program will remain active if a Project Update Form and updated supporting documentation is submitted to the Ministry of Community Development. New applications are also welcome at this time. Before completing the Application Form or Project Update Form, please be sure to read the 2009 Program Guide.

To be considered for the next round of approvals all Application Forms, Project Update Forms and supporting documentation must be received at the Ministry by January 16, 2009. The next round of successful projects will be announced in spring 2009.

Thank You.

Original signed by:
Glen Brown
Local Government Infrastructure and Finance Division


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