Projects are eligible for funding if they meet the following criteria:
- Is a public benefit
- One-time expense that can be completed with the funds allocated for the 2017 – 2018 Participatory Budgeting process
- Capital projects that usually, but not always, involve infrastructure improvements. This is in contrast to operating projects that generally fund salaries and services. (While infrastructure is usually a tangible good, this is not always the case. Technology-related projects, such as the development of a smartphone app, could be eligible if they meet all other criteria).
- Implemented on City of San José property (ie: streets, sidewalks, libraries, community centers, parks, municipal buildings, etc…)
- Located within District 1 (see map for boundaries)
- Must be below the total allotted amount of $200,000
- Must comply with existing city policy
Examples of Eligible Projects include:
- Park benches
- Traffic Calming
- Technology integration
- Books and Laptops
- Art Projects
You can refer to the District 1 Map below to help decide where you want to see a project go in. Remember that projects can only be implemented on city-owned property. This includes parks, trails, creeks, community centers, libraries, streets/public rights-of-way, sidewalks, and municipal buildings.