Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
895. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress to date of the development of a project (details supplied); when the project will proceed to next stage; the grant aid that will be available for the development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54113/18]
The funding call for projects under the Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways closed on November 30th. Twenty two detailed applications were received from sixteen Local Authorities and State Agencies, including applications for the projects referred to by the Deputy.
My Department is currently in the process of assessing each application that was received based on the criteria laid out in the Strategy which I launched in July 2018. This assessment will take time and will be very competitive given the number and quality of applications received. I hope to be in a position to make allocations in Q2 2019.