The county of Grande Prairie has $88,000 in seniors and special needs transportation grants set aside for this year, and they are looking for applicants.
FCSS Director Kathleen Turner says generally the grant money is used to cover the cost of running a bus of some sort.
“So whether it has wheelchair access or not, we have both of those kinds of busses out there, so that’s the most common, but other clubs use it to pay expenses for drivers who will do car-pooling.”
Turner says the grant aims to recognize the value of those people and organizations within the county.
“It just shows the level of support that we have, again, for our not-for-profits, to keep them viable, recognizing that they’re expenses grow and grow every year. So we just want to be sure that they are able to provide a service that provides a quality of life for our residents.
The grant is available either online at the county’s website, or through their main office.