Affordable Housing

Infill Infrastructure Grant Catalytic Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: January 31, 2023, at 4:00 pm
Who is Eligible

City, county, or public housing authority that has jurisdiction over a Catalytic Qualifying Infill Areas (CQIA). A metropolitan planning organization may participate as a co-applicant.

What it Funds

Funding for Capital Improvement Projects that are necessary to facilitate the development of housing. Eligible improvements include utility service improvements, streets, roads, parking structures, transit linkages, transit shelters, traffic mitigation features, site preparation or demolition, sidewalks, and streetscape improvements.

When to Apply

Concept Proposals will be accepted during Phase I of the application process, from December 29, 2022, to January 31, 2023. The Phase II application process is open only to eligible applicants who receive an invitation from the Department in response to their submitted Concept Proposals.

Available Funds

$105 million available in FY 2022-23. $90 million will be allocated to Large Jurisdictions, and $15 million to Small Jurisdictions.

Large Jurisdictions have a Maximum Award Amount of $45 million, and a minimum of $15 million. Small Jurisdictions will have a maximum award amount of $15 million, and a minimum of $5 million.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness
To be determined
Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
Deadline: March 2023
Who is Eligible

Local governments, public housing authorities, redevelopment successor agencies, transit agencies or transit operators, RTPAs, local Transportation Commissions, Congestion Management Agencies, JPAs, school districts, facilities districts, university or community college districts, developer or program operators, and federally recognized Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Projects that implement land-use, housing, active transportation, transit, and agricultural land preservation practices to support infill and compact development that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit disadvantaged communities.

When to Apply

The next call for applications will be released in January 2023, with applications for Round 7 due in March 2023.

Available Funds

The NOFA is expected to make available approximately $750 million.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

37 proposals funded in Round 6, for a total of $808 million (2021)

Reconnecting Communities: Highways to Boulevards (RC:H2B) Pilot Program – Construction Capital Grants – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Deadline: April 2023
Who is Eligible

Local, Regional, or State Transportation Agencies, Joint Powers Authority, and Tribal Governments

What it Funds

Conversion of key underutilized highways in the State into multi-modal corridors to reconnect communities divided by transportation infrastructure.

When to Apply

The next call for applications will be released in late January 2023, with applications due in late April 2023.

Available Funds

$111.75 million is available in FY 22/23.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Reconnecting Communities: Highways to Boulevards (RC:H2B) Pilot Program – Planing Grants – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Deadline: April 2023
Who is Eligible

Non-profits, community-based or Faith-based Organizations, Coalition or Associations of Non-profits, Local Agencies, Regional Agencies, Joint Powers Authority, Tribal Governments, and Transit Agencies.

What it Funds

Plan for the conversion of key underutilized highways in the State into multi-modal corridors to reconnect communities divided by transportation infrastructure, through community engagement, planning studies, needs assessments, project plans, and cesign cocuments, environmental review, early action implementation plans, the establishment of a community land trust.

When to Apply

The next call for applications will be released in January 2023, with applications due in April 2023.

Available Funds

$37.25 million is available in FY 22/23.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
CalHome Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: February 28 & March 30, 2023, by 4:00 pm PST
Who is Eligible

Local public agencies, Tribal Entities, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Predevelopment, site development, and site acquisition for development projects. Rehabilitation and acquisition and rehabilitation of site-built housing, and rehabilitation, repair, and replacement of manufactured homes. Downpayment assistance, mortgage financing, homebuyer counseling, and technical assistance for self-help.

When to Apply

Applications will be accepted starting January 20, 2023, with a deadline of February 28, by 4:00 pm PST. Applications for Tribal entities have a deadline of March 30, 2023, by 4:00 pm PST.

Available Funds

$135 million is available in the current funding opportunity (2022).

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

32 out of 60 proposals were awarded in 2021 for approximately $65.89 million. Out of the 32 proposals, 17 were awarded as part of the mobile home set-aside

Community Facilities Fund – Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Nonprofits or public entities serving rural areas with a population under 20,000. Funding is prioritized for high poverty or persistent poverty areas.

What it Funds

Transitional housing (including substance abuse recovery housing), educational and child care facilities, health care facilities, community centers, museums, libraries or public buildings, or other essential community facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

$100,000 – $8 million in loans.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness
To be determined
Golden State Acquisition Fund – (GSAF)
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Nonprofit or for-profit corporations, cities, counties, and other public agencies within California, and joint ventures.

What it Funds

Loans to developers for acquisition or preservation of affordable housing.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

The Golden State Acquisition Fund (GSAF) is a $93 million flexible, low-cost financing program. Loans are up to 5 years and a maximum of $13.95 million.

Award Size


Medium

Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

To date, the GSAF loans have supported 18 projects across the state and created or preserved more than 1,490 housing units.

Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program: Homeownership – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: February 28 & March 30, 2023, by 4:00 pm PST
Who is Eligible

Local Public Entity, Local Public Agency, Tribal Entity, Nonprofit Corporation, Limited Liability Company, or Limited Partnership.

What it Funds

Loans and grants to Local Public Entities and Nonprofits for Homeownership Development Projects, Self-Help Technical Assistance Projects, Mortgage Assistance Programs, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Programs, Shared Housing Programs and Programs for the Acquisition of Manufactured Housing for Agricultural Households.

When to Apply

Applications will be accepted starting January 20, 2023, with a deadline of February 28, by 4:00 pm PST. Applications for Tribal entities have a deadline of March 30, 2023, by 4:00 pm PST.

Available Funds

$35 million is available in the current funding cycle.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
New Market Tax Credit Program – US Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Deadline: January 26, 2023
Who is Eligible

Community Development Entities (CDEs). Investors receive a tax credit against their federal income-tax return in exchange for making an immediate equity investment in a CDE.

What it Funds

Mixed-use projects that include rental housing, commercial real estate, community facilities, industrial/distribution facilities, business financing, new construction or substantial rehabilitation, and funding in place of refinancing.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of January 26, 2023

Available Funds

Investors may claim a Federal tax credit for a total of 39% of the original investment amount over a period of seven years.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

Since 1996, 511 awards, ranging from $5 – $150 million have been awarded within the State of California (2020). A total of 8 projects were awarded in California in 2021, with awards ranging from $45 million to $60 million.

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