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Promoting Participatory Budgeting in the City of Hartford

Hartford Decide$ Announces 2024 Project Winners!

  • 1st Place: Bus Stop Enhancements throughout Hartford​​​​

  • 2nd Place: Safer Lighted Pedestrian Crosswalk Signs near Bushnell Park

2025 Idea Submissions begin now!

The City of Hartford has allocated

$150,000

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2024 WINNING PROJECTS

1st Place / 1er Lugar:
$42,000

Bus Stop Enhancements throughout Hartford​​​​
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Mejoramientos a las Paradas del Autobús a través de Toda la Ciudad

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2nd Place / 2do Lugar:
$65,000

Safer Lighted Pedestrian Crosswalk Signs near Bushnell Park
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Señales de cruce de peatones iluminadas más seguras cerca de Bushnell Park

Sponsors

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To be eligible for consideration, the idea and the subsequent project must meet ALL of the following criteria:

What kinds of project ideas can be funded?

  1. It will construct, expand, modify, rehabilitate, or purchase equipment for a City-owned space or place.

  2. It will benefit the residents of Hartford.

  3. It will have a useful life of at least 5 years.

  4. It will address a community need or problem.

  5. It is a new project and not part of any City project already in development.

  6. It can be implemented by the City of Hartford.

  7. It is estimated to cost between $25,000 and $75,000

Eligibility

Eligible Project Examples:

  • Creating a community garden on City-owned land
  • Installing new playground equipment
  • Renovating a portion of a park
  • Adding art gallery space to a library
  • Building a baseball field on school grounds

Ineligible Project Examples:

  • Paying for the salary of a public employee or a contract with a non-profit to provide services.
  • Repairing a privately owned building.
  • Helping an organization renovate space that it rents from a private landlord.
  • Helping a religious institution repair its sanctuary.
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