Funding Sources

It is often challenging to fund and prioritize some Age-Friendly street design elements. This could be because these elements could feel like "extras" instead of integral to making a place welcoming and accessible to people of all ages. Below are some of the primary ways elements can be implemented: 

  • Public
    • Capital projects
    • Grants
  • Private
    • Sponsorship
    • Private Development
  • Partnerships
    • Developing partnerships between public agencies, community based organizations, and others who are invested in street design, health and the environment can provide opportunities to think outside of the box and create both formal and informal age-friendly streets.

Resources

Communities Realized: City of Seattle Community Resource Guide

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Community Resource Hub

Transportation Improvement Board

AARP Community Challenge

Safe Routes to School Mini Grants