Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

Sustainable Jersey (SJ), the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (VTC), the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and Together North Jersey (TNJ) are pleased to announce the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program.  The program will support municipal government efforts to implement complete streets in nine municipalities. Selected participants will receive free direct technical assistance to complete a specific task related to advancing a complete streets initiative in their communities. No direct funding to municipalities is provided.  The free technical assistance will be provided by SJ and VTC staff.

To be eligible to participate in this program, an applicant must be a New Jersey municipal government in the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) region. The NJTPA region is comprised of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018

Recipient Announcement Date: Mid-August

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NOTE: All applications must be submitted using the online application portal via the link above. You must create an account on the portal to access the application. This account is different from the account used to access your certification application.

 

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held on Wednesday, June 20, from 1:30pm - 2:30pm to review how to assess the status of your complete streets efforts, the types of technical assistance available to assist you in moving forward, and how to apply to be part of the program.

To view the webinar recording click here.

 

Types of Technical Assistance Available

This Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program is intended to provide hands-on guidance to communities through the application of a variety of available tools to help move complete streets implementation efforts forward.  A list of potential technical assistance projects is provided below.  Detailed descriptions can be found in the Application Information Packet. Applicants can choose from the list or identify a municipality-specific need. Please note that the value of the technical assistance will generally not exceed $10,000.

  • Walkability Workshop
  • Bicycle Audit and Network Plans with Maps and Narrative
  • Complete Streets Checklist
  • Complete Streets Marketing and Promotional Materials
  • Complete Streets Advisory Committee
  • Tactical Urbanism or "Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper" Guidance
  • Complete Streets Conceptualizations
  • Guidance on Integrating Equity into Complete Streets Plans, Programs, Policies, and Processes
  • Guidance on Integrating Trucks and Parcel Deliveries into Existing Municipal Complete Streets Plans, Programs, Policies, and Processes
  • Guidance on Institutionalizing Complete Streets Practices

All projects will be conducted in collaboration with designated municipal representatives. Prerequisite to all types of technical assistance is a commitment to participate by all pertinent municipal departments, agencies, boards and other stakeholders as appropriate.

The technical assistance team will produce a final report for each technical assistance project that documents the assistance provided, including methodology and identified needs and recommendations. The report will include concrete and practical recommendations suitable for advancement by municipalities with narrative, graphics and maps as appropriate.

 

Questions?

Questions regarding the online portal only should be directed to Kaitlyn Vollmer at grants@sustainablejersey.com or 609-771-3189

Project related questions must be submitted by July 18. Email to Renee Haider at haiderr@tcnj.edu with a "cc" to Douglas Greenfeld, dgreenfeld@njtpa.org. 

A listing of all questions and answer will be posted here.

FREE Complete Streets Workshops

In addition to the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program, FREE full-day workshops focused on implementing complete streets at the local level are being offered on June 26 and June 27. For more information on the workshops click here.