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?"
Eastgate/Factoria NEP project submission phase complete. Project idea review now taking place. Ballot of projects to be presented in June.
Eastgate/Factoria residents: Thanks to everyone who submitted project suggestions for how to use the $370,000 in NEP funding available to your area. City project managers will review your ideas and come back with eligible projects. Keep an eye on your mailbox for information about an Open House on June 15th to present the ballot of projects.
NEP coming to Cougar Mountain/Lakemont with Kickoff Meeting on March 30!
Cougar Mountain/Lakemont residents: Join your neighbors and City of Bellevue staff to kickoff the Neighborhood Enhancement Program, a city-funded, capital improvements program that allows you to propose and select moderate enhancement projects for your own neighborhood.
$377,000 in NEP funding will be available to your area.
Virtual Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, March 30 - 6:30 p.m.
Get meeting link by emailing: email@example.com for Zoom meeting link.
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.