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Participatory Budgeting Idea Submission

2017 Idea Collection Meetings

April 6:
6:30-8:30 pm, Caldcleugh Multicultural Center, 1700 Orchard St., District 1

April 11: 1-3 pm, McGirt-Horton Library, 2501 Phillips Ave., District 2

April 13: 10 am to 12 noon, Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Rd, District 5

April 20: 6:30-8:30 pm, McNairy Library, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd., District 3

April 27: 6:30-8:30 pm, Benjamin Library, 1530 Benjamin Pkwy., District 4

May 20: Deadline to submit an idea to be considered during Cycle 2.

Residents are welcome to attend any Idea Collection meeting, regardless of the district. 

Additional idea collection opportunities will be available throughout the city at libraries and rec centers, neighborhood meetings, and community events.

Please contact the PB Outreach Coordinator if you would like to have PB materials and an idea collection box at your community event.

Review this interactive map to determine which City Council district you live in.

A key part of the Participatory Budgeting process is residents submitting their ideas for projects to be funded. Here's the process for participating.

How to Submit an Idea

Residents can submit an idea for a project during a series
of idea collection meetings in the spring. You do not have
to live in a particular Council District to attend a meeting there. 

Submit your idea online via this mapping application. It lets you "pin" your ideas onto a city map. This is a fun way to see what other ideas have been submitted across the city. 

Alternatively, you may download and complete this idea submission form, and e-mail it to or call 336-373-7750 and leave a message with your idea.

The Cycle 2 deadline for ideas is May 20.

What Projects Can Be Funded

Only capital projects can be funded through PB. Capital projects are one-time expenses that often involve infrastructure improvements. PB funds are not for on-going expenses, such as those that fund staff salaries, programs, and services. Project costs are limited to $100,000 per City Council district.

In general, eligible projects are:

  • One-time expenditures 
  • A benefit to the public 
  • Implemented by the City on City property (streets, parks, libraries, recreation centers, municipal buildings, etc.).

Examples of capital projects include:

  • Improvements to public playgrounds and parks
  • Installing accessibility ramps on public property
  • Renovating public buildings
  • Installing benches or street lights
  • Resurfacing a basketball court

PB funding cannot be used to:

  • Make a grant to a nonprofit organization
  • Hire additional staff
  • Fund projects on Greensboro Housing Authority,
    Guilford County Schools or private property.
Last updated: 5/1/2017 2:28:27 PM