MAST is pleased to announce a 2023 Complete Streets Implementation Grant opportunity. Up to $120,000 is available to support complete streets construction or non-infrastructure activities (planning, preliminary engineering, “pop-up” events, development of complete streets policies, etc.) 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 Planning and Development. 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 to communities that have adopted a complete streets policy for infrastructure-related grants as “non-infrastructure” purposes such as planning, preliminary engineering, community education, and encouragement activities. Those municipalities that have not yet adopted a complete streets policy may apply for technical assistance to develop and adopt one.
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 this fall.
Attending one of the three information sessions is recommended. The agenda will include an overview of complete streets, example projects, an overview of each application, Q&A and more. Municipal staff, officials and others that may contribute to an application or be involved with the implementation of a project are encouraged to attend.
July 19, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 17 Main Street in Swanzey or via Zoom (Register)
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom (Register)
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom (Register)
MAST’s 2023 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 October 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered. Applications may e-mailed to email@example.com, or mailed/hand-delivered to:
Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation
c/o Southwest Region Planning Commission
37 Ashuelot Street
Keene, NH 03431
Request for Assistance with Policy Development Application
Please note that the application requires applicants contact MAST in advance of the submission deadline to start the process of developing a suitable scope of work to accompany the 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