Grant helps provide for travel cost reimbursement

A program designed to reimburse transportation costs for low income people from Sylvan Lake and Red Deer was awarded a grant

A program designed to reimburse transportation costs for low income people from Sylvan Lake and Red Deer was awarded a grant by Red Deer & District Community Foundation.

Red Deer Action Group Society received $1,500 for its Subsidy Ride Program. The program is now heading into its fifth year, according to a news release from the group.

Those wishing to apply to the program need only submit proof of income and travel receipts (bus passes, tickets, taxi, gas) to receive 25 per cent reimbursement up to $150 in a calendar year. Travel in a personal vehicle is reimbursed at 10 cents per kilometer. Receipts are accepted for travel anywhere in Alberta.

Income ceiling for the program is $25,000 per year for a single individual.

Sharon Freeman, office coordinator for the society, said claims have included travel for dialysis, specialist consultations in Edmonton and Calgary, regular transit passes and tickets, Greyhound tickets to visit family at holiday time, as well as many other travel needs.

Recipients of money from the program almost universally say “Every little bit helps …”, according to the news release.

The society may be reached at 403-343-1198 or by email at rdag@telus.net.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

School busses once again running in Sylvan Lake

School busses did not run for three days this week due to the extreme cold temperatures

Sylvan Lake RCMP seek assistance in locating missing male

Mark Crier, 17, was last seen in Sylvan Lake on Jan. 13

Advance care planning helps you document your healthcare wishes

It’s important that your loved ones and your healthcare team understand your wishes for healthcare

Central Alberta farm home to Himalayan-natives

Shane Juuti at West Gimlet Farms grew from having two yaks to over 450 since 1996

Fashion Fridays: Look your best this year

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died in Iran plane crash

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made it clear that Canada still expects Iran to compensate victims

Oil and gas industry applauds top court’s dismissal of B.C.’s Trans Mountain case

The high court’s ruling Thursday removes one of the remaining obstacles for the project

UPDATE: Supreme Court dismisses B.C.’s appeal in Trans Mountain pipeline case

Judges decide whether B.C.’s power to protect environment can include impeding a federal project

Alberta says universities over-budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting

Demetrios Nicolaides says spending is not meeting expectations

Over 16,000 people nabbed by RCMP between border crossings in 2019

In 2019, 63,830 claims were filed, up from 55,040 in 2018

Iran must compensate crash victims’ families, Canada-led group agrees

‘We are judging Iran every day, demand by demand,’ says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne

Beer-league hockey player awarded $700,000 for body check that caused head injury

Ontario court rules in a March 2012 incident in which a 36-year-old hit his head on the ice

Canadian polar bears’ ‘ingenious’ survival seen in BBC Earth series

Film crews also go to Tofino to watch black bears snap up crabs under massive boulders

Most Read