I am happy to announce the latest recipients of the City of Boise’s Neighborhood Investment Program. Part of the City’s Energize Our Neighborhoods initiative, the program funds improvements in neighborhoods across the city that enrich the lives of residents, enhance quality of life and encourage a strong sense of community.
In this most recent application cycle, project applications were accepted from November 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. In all, 17 projects were proposed by 14 unique Neighborhood Associations in Boise.
The Neighborhood Investment Program committee selected 12 outstanding projects, for a total of $500,000 in funding, and allocated an additional $288,477 in funding for two additional projects – a crosswalk at 23rd Street and Bannock and lighting along the Boise River Greenbelt in the Lusk District – using contingency funds from the Neighborhood Investment Program 2021 funds and Community Development Block Grant Funds. A total of $788,477 has been awarded to neighborhoods across the city this year. Investment program funding for these projects will be made available in fiscal year 2022, but timelines for completion vary.
I am proud of the commitment our community makes to improving the quality of each neighborhood and contributing to a city for everyone. A full list of this year’s investments is included below. To learn more about the City of Boise’s Neighborhood Investment Program, watch this year’s announcement and view past projects, visit the city’s website.
FY22 Neighborhood Investment Program Project Recommendations
Traffic Box Wraps
Flags on Warm Springs Ave.
Adams Elementary Walking Path
Linear Park on Goddard
Bicyclists Facilities & Repair Stations (2)
South Boise Village
Traffic Box Wrap
Benches at Oregon Trail Monument sites (4)
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Molenaar Dog Park Shelter & Drinking Fountain
Sunset Park Sunshades
TOTAL – NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT PROGRAM FUNDS
Crosswalk at 23rd/Bannock*
TOTAL – STRATEGICALLY ALIGNED FUNDING
TOTAL - ALL FUNDS
*Funded with FY21 NIP funds available from the Contingency
**Funded with Community Development Block Grant Funds