How It Works

CIP Process 2021


Projects are nominated by the community at large. Projects must fall under the authority of the Fairbanks North Star Borough and must be nominated by a Borough resident. Nominations will be accepted from August 1, 2021 to September 17, 2021. View the detailed CIP Timeline & Milestones (PDF) infographic here.

Evaluations & Resolution

Once the nomination process has been closed, all projects will be sorted for duplication and feasibility by the administration. A proposed list of project scopes will then be presented to the Assembly for public hearing, review, and adoption. (All nomination packets received will be provided to the Assembly.)


Once the Assembly has approved the projects, they will be scored and ranked by a technical scoring team. Nomination packets will be used to help the technical team score the projects. Scoring will analyze the current conditions of a facility and future use and will help the administration prioritize projects.

Project Placement & Plan Adoption

While the scoring process will be used to prioritize projects, it will be up to the administration to appropriately place them into the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to ensure funding is available and to weigh the overall needs of the community. The completed CIP will be presented to the Assembly for public hearing, review, and adoption.

Biennial Update

Every two years, the CIP will be re-opened for project nominations using the nomination process. During the update, projects can be re-prioritized, added, or removed.

Completed Projects

When projects are completed, they are removed from the CIP.