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Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program

Opportunity NameEnhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program
AgencyTransport Canada
ValueUp to $10,000,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationFunding will be available over fiscal years 2024-25 and 2025-26
Notify SIRI and FSc RO at of intent to applyASAP
Application due to SIRI for full review01-19-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review02-01-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due to SIRI for mandatory review02-02-2024
Application due at agency 02-08-2024, by 11:59PM PST

The government is looking to fund projects in three priority focus areas: 

  • projects that address the leading causes of road collisions and fatalities, including impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving and excessive speed; 
  • projects that provide opportunities to invest in initiatives that promote innovative design, testing, and integration of Connected and Automated Vehicles; and 
  • projects that contribute to the education, training, testing, and enhancement of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technologies. 

Proposals supporting safety initiatives for vulnerable road users, commercial motor vehicles, road safety enforcement, and emerging technologies will also be accepted for consideration. 


Eligible recipients to be considered for funding of the ERSTPP include:

  • provinces and territories, including provincially and territorially-owned entities
  • municipalities, including local and regional governments and municipally-owned entities
  • public sector organization
  • not-for-profit and for-profit private sector organizations, including those organizations with headquarters outside of Canada
  • Indigenous governments, tribal councils and other forms of regional government, nationally or regionally representative Indigenous organizations, and/or Indigenous development corporations
  • academia
  • individuals

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at