2024 Complete Streets Implementation Grant

MAST is pleased to announce a 2024 Complete Streets Implementation Grant opportunity. A total of $100,000 is available to support complete streets construction or non-infrastructure activities 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 well as non-infrastructure purposes such as planning, preliminary engineering, community education, “pop-up” or temporary projects, demonstration events, 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 Complete Streets page or download the 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 Steering Committee.  As part of its review, the Complete Streets Subcommittee may seek clarifying information from applicants in order to fully understand and rank proposals.  The Steering Committee will consider the recommendations of the Complete Streets Subcommittee and approve grant awards this fall.

Information Sessions

Attending one of the two 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.

Monday, July 15, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom (Register)

Thursday, July 25, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom (Register)

Application Information

All required application materials are presented below. The completed (typed) application and requested materials must be received by September 27, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered.  Applications may be e-mailed to completestreets@mastnh.org, or mailed/hand-delivered to:

Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation

c/o Southwest Region Planning Commission

37 Ashuelot Street

Keene, NH 03431

Infrastructure Application

Non-Infrastructure Application

Request for Assistance with Policy Development Application

Please note that the application requires applicants to contact MAST at completestreets@mastnh.org in advance of the submission deadline to start the process of developing a suitable scope of work to accompany the application.

Other Resources


American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 

Federal Highway Administration 

Smart Growth America

United States Access Board 

New Hampshire Department of Transportation 

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Street Plans

Vision Zero Network

Team Better Block