Thursday, 18 February 2021

Ceisteanna (66)

Seán Sherlock


66. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport the contact details for the sections that deals with all ongoing and established grant funding in his Department and in each agency under the remit of his Department, in tabular form. [9139/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Details of established grant funding schemes administered by or on behalf of my Department are set out in the table below.

A number of agencies under the aegis of my Department also administer ongoing grant schemes, and I have forwarded your question to them for direct reply. You should expect a response within 10 working days.

Grant Schemes Administered by the Department of Transport February 2021

Name of Scheme

Details of Grant Scheme

Contact Details

Regional and Local Roads Grants to local authorities

State road grants for regional and local roads are allocated to local authorities in January of each year. These grants are intended as a supplement to local authority expenditure from their own resources.

Temporary supports for the Commercial Bus Operators (CBO)

Financial assistance to essential commercial bus operators who are under financial distress due to the fall in passenger numbers and associated drop in fare revenue because of COVID-19.

Mountain and Cave Rescue Grants Community Rescue Boat Grant

The Department of Transport, through the Irish Coast Guard, administers an annual grant scheme to Mountain Rescue Ireland, the umbrella organisation for mountain rescue teams on the island of Ireland, and to associated membership teams.

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

National Contact Point for CEF Transport under the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)Further information is available on the Department’s website at the following link:

Electric Small Public Service Scheme

The aim of the eSPSV20 Grant Scheme is to increase the uptake of low emission SPSVs. It is aimed at improving air quality in urban areas, together with influencing the uptake of low emission passenger cars by improving general perception and awareness of the benefits of low emission vehicles.

Funding under the Strategy for the Future Development of Regional and National Greenways.

This is a long-term Strategy with the aim of increasing the number, length and regional spread of greenways across the country. It sets out guidance to project promoters on matters including strategic nature, length, design standards, accommodation works and early consultation with communities and landowners along proposed routes.

Regional Airports Programme

Exchequer support is provided to Ireland’s regional airports through a Regional Airports Programme. The 2021 – 2025 Programme is administered by the Department of Transport in line with EU rules on State aid to airports and airlines.