Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Climate Change Policy
181. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of funding deadlines for further calls on active travel measures and on climate change adaption measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22230/20]
As the Deputy is aware the Government announced a stimulus package in July of this year and as part of that package I was delighted to announce additional funding to support active travel. All local authorities were invited to apply for this funding.
In addition local authorities funded under my Department’s regional and local road maintenance and renewal grant programme were able to apply for funding in relation to climate change adaptation measures.
Following consideration of applications received, allocations were recently announced and are available to view at:
These amounts fully account for the 2020 stimulus funding available to the Department. Stimulus measures are projects designed to be delivered this year and as such it is not intended that there will be any further calls under this year’s Stimulus package. Obviously funding to support active travel projects is available as part of our standard investment programmes and my Department and the National Transport Authority work with local authorities across the country in that regard every year.