September 30, 2017, is the application deadline for the Public Education and Awareness component of Transport Canada's Rail Safety Improvement Program, which funds activities aimed at reducing railway grade crossing collisions and trespassing incidents on railway property, particularly in high-risk areas.
This component funds projects that:
- raise public awareness on rail safety issues
- promote safe practices at road/railway grade crossings
- promote safety on railway property
Municipalities can receive up to 50% ($200,000 maximum) of their total eligible costs for an education and awareness project. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2019.
Applicant information is available on the Transport Canada website.