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Your Ideas + Real Money
= A Better City

Promoting Participatory Budgeting in the City of Hartford



Vote for your favorite 2023 ideas!
¡Vota por tu idea 2023 favorita!

(Scroll down to review the projects.)
(Desplácese haci
a abajo para revisar los proyectos.)

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


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Radar-Controlled Speed Signs for a Safer Blue Hills Avenue
Señales de Velocidad Controladas por Radar para una Avenida Blue Hills Más Segura


Help Naylor Elementary Students Score Goals
Ayudemos los Estudiantes de Naylor Alcanzar sus Metas


Manuela Makes Art at the Square


Manuela Hace Arte en el Square 


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



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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 Projects:

  • 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

Not Eligible:

  • 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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