The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. This levy, adopted by voters in 2006, provides $4.5 million every three years to select, design and construct larger neighborhood projects identified by the community.
The application which must be completed by December 17, 2012 is available on-line at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/btg_nsf_large.htm.
Any transportation project is eligible if it is:
- large ($100,000 – $750,000)
- entirely on existing SDOT right-of-way
- strongly supported by its local District Council
In January 2013, each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood District Councils will forward three proposals to Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT) for further evaluation and further refinement, if needed. SDOT will refine the proposed project in consultation with the applicant to meet construction or design standards. The projects will then be ranked by the District Councils in June and forwarded to the BTG Levy Oversight Committee which will recommend projects for funding. The Mayor and City Council will make the final decision regarding which projects will receive funding in the fall of 2013. For the most part, projects will be designed in 2014 and built in 2015.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114