CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NEW GREENING, CLEANING, AND BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT

 

The GBD board is now seeking proposals for small community-driven projects in Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill. We are looking to fund:

  1. Improvements to Existing Public Realm Areas, for example: new playground equipment, park benches, dog runs, irrigations systems; 
  2. Development of New Public Realm Areas, for example: parks, parklets, planted medians and curbside linear gardens; and 
  3. Development of Green Infrastructure, for example: new Bioswale or other storm water capture systems, use of plants that are known to reduce Particulate Matter pollution in urban street canyons and from freeways such as oleander or various tree plantings.

Process:

Submit your plans to service@dnwph-gbd.org by April 30, 2016 using this form. The GBD Board will review proposals and award funding by mid-May.

Basic Requirements:

  • The subject of the application may be publicly or privately owned, however, it must be publicly accessible in a public realm area
  • Letters of support and commitment from neighbors, businesses, or community groups demonstrating support for the subject of the application
  • Project must start prior to June 30, 2016 and must be completed before December 31, 2016

Criteria:

  • How project will benefit a broad range of users
  • How project will impact social cohesion in light of new neighbors mixing with current neighbors
  • How project will impact health benefits in the neighborhood
  • How project will impact the environment

Application Guidelines:

  • The minimum capital project amount is $250, maximum capital project amount is $10,000
  • Capital project funding cannot be used for memberships, fulfillment of pledges, tickets to events, or anything else that provides benefits to the GBD
  • The GBD, their advisors, and related parties may not receive grants, loans, compensation or similar payments (including expense reimbursements) from this application process
  • Application is subject to approval or denial at the GBD’s sole discretion

Questions? Comments? We’d love to hear from you! Reach us at service@dnwph-gbd.org


GBD Maintenance Funding

The GBD welcomes community input for ways to improve and expand green spaces in the District.  The GBD Board is accepting applications for the addition of green spaces to the GBD eleven spaces identified in the GBD Management Plan.

Following are the main requirements for a space to be considered for GBD maintenance funds:

  • The subject of the application may be publicly or privately owned, however, it must be publicly accessible in a public realm area
  • Letters of support and commitment from neighbors, businesses, or community groups demonstrating support for the subject of the application

The GBD Board will use the funding guidelines outlined in the GBD Management Plan, namely:

  • How the subject of the application will benefit a broad range of users
  • How the subject of the application will impact social cohesion in light of new neighbors mixing with current neighbors
  • How the subject of the application will impact health benefits in the neighborhood
  • How the subject of the application will impact the environment

Questions on filling out the form can be sent to service@dnwph-gbd.org