The city of Seattle is now accepting proposals to the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) which supports improvements to neighborhood parks and streets proposed by the community. The deadline for applications is February 3, 2014. The NPSF can be used for projects valued up to $90,000.
Examples of park projects include playground improvements, trail upgrades, sport court resurfacing, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements.
Examples of street projects include crossing improvements such as marked crosswalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian countdown signals; and traffic calming, such as traffic circles and speed feedback signs. The EBCA was awarded street funds, to create the elevated crosswalk and rain gardens across 14th at NW 58th. The West Woodland community received funds last year to improve the 5-way intersection at 3rd, 56th and 55th. These were all neighborhood initiated projects. What’s your idea? We’d like to hear from you!
To learn more about the fund or to propose a project, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/npsf/default.htm. Any individual, neighborhood group, or business group is eligible and encouraged to apply. Please contact the EBCA and we can help you with putting your proposal together.
For additional questions, contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator or Wendy Watson at 206-684-0719.