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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

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 a proposal for a project during a series of idea gathering meetings in the spring. You do not have to live in a particular Council District to attend a meeting there. 

Residents may also download and complete this idea submission form, and e-mail it to

What Projects Can Be Funded

Only capital projects can be funded through PB. Capital projects are one-time expenses that often involve infrastructure improvements. They are not 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
  • Repairing streets and sidewalks
  • 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: 3/27/2017 8:33:22 AM