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2014 Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF)
The 2014 Neighborhood Park and Street Fund deadline has now passed. We will not be accepting further applications for this cycle.
What is the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF)?
Examples of park projects include: playground improvements, trail upgrades, tennis or basketball court resurfacing, park benches or tables, 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, median islands, and 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.
SDOT has created a list of approximate project costs per project type.
Who decides which projects will be funded?
The NPSF is a competitive process and not all projects will be funded. Each Neighborhood District Council will review applications and select three projects to forward to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) for detailed feasibility and cost analysis. Funding decisions are based on recommendations from District Councils, Parks and SDOT, with the final decisions made by the Mayor. For more information, contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator.
How are proposals evaluated?
What is the project review timeline?
When will projects be completed?
Get to know your Neighborhood District Council and talk to them about your proposal throughout the application and review process. They will play a central role in identifying neighborhood priorities to the City.