Application deadline is February 4, 2013
TheÂ Neighborhood Parks & Street FundÂ (NPSF) can be used for projects valued up toÂ $90K to fund park or street improvements.Â Examples ofÂ park projectsÂ include: playground improvements, trail upgrades, tennis or basketball court repaving, park benches or tables, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements. Examples ofÂ street projectsÂ include: crossing improvements such asÂ marked crosswalks,Â curb ramps, and pedestrian countdown signals; andÂ traffic calming, such asÂ traffic circles,Â median islands, andÂ speed feedback signs. This funding source may be used for sidewalk repair and, rarely, for short segments of sidewalk construction (less than 100 feet, or one third of a block). New sidewalks are typically more expensive than this funding allows.
The NPSF is a competitive process and the proposals are evaluated in three steps. First, each Neighborhood District Council reviews the applications and selects three projects based on the following: positive impact to the neighborhood as a whole, the support of the neighborhood, and whether other funding sources are leveraged for the project. Their selections are forwarded to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation for feasibility and cost analyses.Â Next, each Neighborhood District Council uses this information to prioritize among their three projects. Finally, city staff makes funding recommendations based on this information, in addition to considering a fair distribution of projects across the city.
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Â SDOT has created aÂ list of approximate project costs per project type.
To learn more about the fund or to propose a project, visitÂ www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/npsf/default.htm.Â Both residential and business groups are encouraged to apply.Â For more information, please contact yourÂ Neighborhood District Coordinator.