2020 Complete Streets Implementation Grant

Background Information

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.

Application Information

Eligible Activities

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.

Minimum Requirements

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:

  1. The municipality has adopted a local Complete Streets policy through its governing body;
  2. 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;
  3. The project has the approval of the landowner and/or right-of-way owner (including NHDOT) associated with the project area, if applicable; and
  4. 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).

Application Materials

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