February 4th is the deadline for the 2011 NPF Applications to be submitted. Do you have an idea for a project which might include a traffic circle, speed bumps, new crosswalk, crossing flags, or other small traffic improvements for the neighborhood? Consider submitting an application for an NPF grant. You can get an application here and more information about the program here (note this web page was not updated for 2011 yet). In the past the Ballard District Council has received $85,000 to $110,000 to distribute among three to five projects in Ballard and Crown Hill. The projects do not require a neighborhood match. The selected projects will be built in 2012.
A dedicated group of neighbors in West Crown Hill recently applied for Bridging the Gap Large Project Fund money to construct sidewalks in their area. Deborah Jaquith shepherded the effort. The area defined for the proposed project spans from NW 85th to NW 90th between 15th Ave NW and 20th Ave NW.