Neighborhood Enhancement Program

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.

Hear what your neighbors have to say about NEP and learn about the process from this informational video:  What is NEP?

Wilburton NEP now in project submission phase through May 19

Wilburton residents - Please let us know how you'd like to spend your $133,000 in allocated NEP funds.

Two easy ways to submit:
1. Return the postage paid NEP Project Idea Request Form that each Wilburton household received in the mail in late March/early April
2. Online - using the Project Idea Requests link found on the left column of this webpage.

There is no limit on the number of project ideas that you can submit, but all ideas must be postmarked or submitted by Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Crossroads NEP now in project scoping/review phase 

Para obtener información sobre Crossroads NEP en español, seleccione aquí

Crossroads  residents - The project submission phase for NEP in the Crossroads area closed on March 4. City staff will now evaluate the ideas that residents submitted against NEP criteria and will present the eligible projects to be included on a ballot at a public Open House, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th Street.  * Meeting date subject to change given current COVID-19 environment. 

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program provides Bellevue residents with the opportunity to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 16 NEP neighborhood areas over the course of seven years, serving two areas each year. The $5 million program allocation is distributed among each of the neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.


The Sequence

When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence that includes the following steps.

  1. Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
  2. Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
  3. Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
  4. Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
  5. Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.
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