For Written Answer on : 12/07/2022
Question Number(s): 258 Question Reference(s): 37214/22
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Transport the number of applications that were made under the community involvement scheme per county in 2021 and 2022, respectively; the successful applications during this period; the amount allocated to each successful application; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Councils’ own resources supplemented by State road grants. The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local authority.
Details of the regional and local road grant allocations and payments to local authorities, including the Community Involvement Scheme, are outlined in the regional and local road allocations and payments booklets which are available in the Oireachtas Library.
Towards the end of 2021, my Department invited local authorities to submit applications for Community Involvement Schemes (CIS) for another two year programme for the period 2022/2023. Based on an overall budget of €30 million for the 2022/2023 CIS, local authorities were allocated funding on a pro-rata basis unless an individual authority had sought less than the pro-rata amount.
Within the allocation provided, decisions in relation to the implementation of individual schemes is a matter for each local authority.