Following the successful implementation of three consecutive rounds of the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation’s (MAST) Complete Streets Implementation Grant Program, MAST is announcing a 2020 Complete Streets Implementation Grant opportunity, made possible by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation “You Have Our Trust” fund. Through the award, $90,000 dollars is available to support one or more complete streets implementation projects in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.
What are Complete Streets?
Complete streets are streets that are safe and accessible for users of all ages and abilities, regardless of how they choose to travel. It is a context-sensitive approach to transportation planning and design that balances the needs of people walking, bicycling, driving a car, riding public transit, using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, etc. To learn more, please visit the MAST Complete Streets page or download the MAST Complete Streets Brochure.
Project Selection Process
The MAST Steering Committee has created a Subcommittee to review, score, and rank applications and make funding award recommendations to the MAST Steering Committee. As part of its review, the MAST Complete Streets Subcommittee may seek clarifying information from applicants in order to fully understand and rank proposals. The MAST Steering Committee will consider the recommendation by the Complete Streets Subcommittee and present a final recommendation to the Southwest Region Planning Commission Board of Directors. The target for decisions of grant award(s) is late 2020.
This opportunity is meant to fund construction activities that implement an adopted municipal Complete Streets policy. Communities wishing to apply for grant funds in support of non-infrastructure improvements as part of their proposal are advised to consult in advance with the MAST Complete Streets Subcommittee via the contact information below.
Applicants must be a municipality located in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. The Monadnock Region includes communities of the Southwest Region Planning Commission planning district as delineated by the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives. In addition, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
- The municipality has adopted a local Complete Streets policy through its governing body;
- The governing body (Select Board, City Council, or authorized representative of the legislative body) supports the proposed project and certifies that the project will be implemented by December 31, 2021;
- The project has the approval of the landowner and/or right-of-way owner (including NHDOT) associated with the project area, if applicable; and
- The project application is complete.
Application Submission Instructions
The completed (typed) application and requested materials must be received by July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered. Applications may be mailed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to:
Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation
c/o Southwest Region Planning Commission
37 Ashuelot Street
Keene, NH 03431
Note: Attachment B (Project Cost Estimate Form) must be fully completed and submitted in electronic format (Excel compatible).
Question and Answer Document
No document is currently available.
- MAST Complete Streets Brochure
- FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks
- AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (4th edition)
- AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities
- FHWA Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures
- FHWA Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations
- FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide
- FHWA Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Tools to Diagnose and Solve the Problem
- FHWA Manual on Uniform Traffic Code Devices (MUTCD)
- FHWA Informational Report on Lighting Design for Midblock Crosswalks
- United States Access Board Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right of Way
- NHDOT Proposed Resurfacing Program (2019-2021)
- NHDOT “Overview of NHDOT’s Midblock Pedestrian Crossing Program” Handout
- NHDOT “Overview of NHDOT’s Midblock Pedestrian Crossing Program” Presentation Slide Deck