Do you have an improvement project in mind for the neighborhood? Seattle’s Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) can help but you must act fast. Applications are due February 3rd, 2014. Here is more information from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ website.

What is the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF)?
These funds are a portion of Seattle’s city budget – approximately $1.2 million in 2014 (pending final budget approval)- that are set aside for neighborhood improvements to streets and parks. NPSF projects are proposed by the community.

What projects can NPSF money be used for?
The NPSF can be used for projects valued up to $90K to fund park or street improvements.

Examples of park projects include: playground improvements, trail upgrades, tennis or basketball court resurfacing, park benches or tables, natural area renovations, and accessibility improvements.

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.

When will projects be completed?
Proposals selected for funding will be implemented in 2015.

For more information visit the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ website.