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Neighborhood Partnering Program – Austin TX


This is a good example of:

partnering with neighborhoods to install neighborhood improvements through cost-share, in-kind contributions and/or sweat equity.

Narrative:

The Mission of the Neighborhood Partnering Program is “Empowering Neighborhoods, Building Community.” Project proposals are evaluated on the program’s core values: community participation, cost sharing, quality of life enhancement, incorporation of City initiatives, and geographic equity.

The Neighborhood Partnering Program consists of 4 subprograms:

  • The Neighborhood Cost Share Program (NCSP): The program assists neighborhood groups in developing, resourcing, and executing small- to medium-sized improvement projects in the City’s right of way or on City-owned property. Cost sharing can be achieved through cash contributions, in-kind contributions, or donated labor (sweat-equity).  For 2014 applications, the rate was approximately $23.40/hour.
  • The Grant Assistance Program (GAP) will provide City matching funds that will enable applicants to meet cost sharing or matching requirements for external grant opportunities.
  • The Parking Benefit Project Proposal Program (PBPPP) assists the associated neighborhood organization identify, scope, and coordinate local improvement projects for which Parking Benefit District revenue can be dedicated.
  • The Adopt-A-Median Program (AAMP) provides an approval mechanism for community groups interested in adopting, beautifying and maintaining a median or other right-of-way areas

Baseline requirements include:

  • All proposed projects must be on City-owned property, have a community benefit and be publicly accessible;
  • The requested land/area must be available for use;
  • The requested amenity is suitable for the area; and
  • The appropriateness of the scope, budget, cost-share and demonstration of support

URL link to Main Resource:

http://www.austintexas.gov/neighborhoodpartnering

Project Location :

Austin Texas US

Development Context:

Inner Ring Suburb

Stage:

Ongoing

Stage:

City of Austin

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