For the sixth consecutive year, the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) is pleased to announce the 2022 Complete Streets Implementation Grant Program, made possible by the “You Have Our Trust” fund. 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. This is a reimbursement program and is administered by staff from Southwest Region Planning Commission and Cheshire Medical Center.
As in past years, funding is available for infrastructure-related grants. MAST is targeting up to $95,000 in awards towards complete street construction activities. In addition, funding is available for “non-infrastructure” purposes such as planning, preliminary engineering, community education, and encouragement activities. MAST is targeting up to $40,000 in awards for “non-infrastructure” activities. Moreover–for the second time ever–MAST is opening up grant eligibility to municipalities that have not adopted complete streets policies. Those municipalities may apply for technical assistance to develop and adopt complete streets policies, thus making those communities eligible for future infrastructure funds should future grant rounds continue.
What are Complete Streets?
Complete streets are those 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 established 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 recommendations of the Complete Streets Subcommittee and approve grant awards in the fall of 2022.
MAST’s 2022 Complete Streets Implementation Grant round is now accepting proposals. All required application materials are presented below. The completed (typed) application and requested materials must be received by September 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered. Applications may be mailed, e-mailed to Henry Underwood via email@example.com, or hand-delivered to:
Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation
c/o Southwest Region Planning Commission
37 Ashuelot Street
Keene, NH 03431
Please note that some grant proposals require that applicants contact MAST by July 15, 2022 if they are developing a proposal that isn’t already listed as an eligible activity in the Non-Infrastructure Application or applying for Technical Assistance to Develop a Complete Streets Policy.
Request for Assistance with Policy Development Application
- 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 “Overview of NHDOT’s Midblock Pedestrian Crossing Program” Handout
- NHDOT “Overview of NHDOT’s Midblock Pedestrian Crossing Program” Presentation Slide Deck
- NCHRP Research Report 893: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis