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Your Ideas + Real Money = A Better City

Promoting Participatory Budgeting in the City of Hartford

Hartford Decide$ Announces 2023 Winning Projects

  • 1st Place: $35,000 – Basketball Court Revitalization for S.A.N.D. Students

  • 2nd Place: $35,000 – Help Naylor Elementary Students Score Goals

Submit an idea for 2024

The City of Hartford has allocated


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1st Place / 1er Lugar:

Basketball Court Revitalization for Students at S.A.N.D.
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La Revitalización de las Canchas de Baloncesto para Los Estudiantes de S.A.N.D.

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2nd Place / 2do Lugar:

Help Naylor Elementary Students Score Goals

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Ayudemos los Estudiantes de Naylor Alcanzar sus Metas


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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 $10,000 and $20,000


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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