Now’s the time to start thinking about neighborhood improvements that could use funding through the 2011 Neighborhood Projects Funds. The NPF is comprised of two budget sources – the Neighborhood Street Fund and the Cumulative Reserve Subfund. According to the NPF Fact Sheet, approximately $1.2 million is set aside in the city budget to fund small-scale improvements to neighborhood streets and parks.
This application is for projects up to $90,000 which would improve parks or streets – such as sidewalk repair, traffic circles, sidewalks, etc. Once applications have been submitted, the Ballard District Council will prioritize each project and submit the top three ideas then send them off to the city. The final decision to fund a project will be made by the Mayor’s office and the City Council.
The deadline for the NPF is March 8th. Applications can be found here (.pdf.)