Shane Harms
The proposals are for community improvement projects like street, curb and median repair or general park improvement.

Neighborhood Park and Street Fund open for applications

The city of Seattle is now accepting proposal applications for the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund.

The fund uses a portion of Seattle’s city budget set aside for community improvements. This year’s fund is pending budget approval, but is slated for $1.2 million. Individual projects expenditures of up to $90 thousand will be considered.

The proposals are for community improvement projects like street, curb and median repair or general park improvement.

Examples of past projects include sport surface repair, trail upgrades, playground improvements, curb/sidewalk repair and accessibility improvements.

Individuals, businesses and neighborhood groups are eligible to apply. Proposals are considered based on four elements: Significant Impact, Broad Support, Leverage Support and Equity.

Awarded projects will be completed in 2015, and the deadline for applications is February 3, 2014

To find examples of past projects or learn more about the fund visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/npsf/default.htm.

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