The Neighborhood Enhancement Program empowers residents to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 14 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.
Hear what your neighbors have to say about NEP and learn about the process from the video "What is NEP?"
Somerset NEP votes are in!
Somerset residents: Watch for your Project Announcement Newsletter to arrive in your mailbox in mid-November. Thanks to those residents who participated in the voting to determine how the $217,000 NEP funding would be spent in your neighborhood area. Check out the Somerset Neighborhood Area webpage for project specifics.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the NEP process. Please return the postage paid evaluation card included with your Announcement Newsletter or submit your comments online using the Evaluation link located in the left column on this page. Deadline for evaluation submission is Friday, December 30.
When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence.
- Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
- Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
- Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
- Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
- Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.