Call for applications released for AHSC grant program

UCD West Village Family KAREN HIGGINS UC DAVISThe Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Strategic Growth Council on Friday announced the release of the 2014/15 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of approximately $120 million for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/ahsc/docs/AHSC-NOFA-013015.pdf.

AHSC grants are available for projects that integrate walking and bicycling improvements with affordable housing developments and transit connectivity, based on competitive criteria outlined in the program guidelines. Requirements for housing and transit project components vary based on the frequency of transit in the project vicinity and by the density of the community.  The primary criteria for project selection is reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Concept proposals for AHSC projects are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2015. Concept proposal application and instructions will be available on HCD’s website by close of business Monday, February 2, 2015. Questions may be directed to AHSC@hcd.ca.gov.

Technical assistance workshops for those interested in applying will be held around the state during the next two weeks. Click here for more details on the workshops and to register.

Technical assistance workshop locations:
SAN DIEGO Wednesday, February 4
SAN BERNARDINO Thursday, February 5
LOS ANGELES Friday, February 6
BAKERSFIELD Monday, February 9
STOCKTON Tuesday, February 10
OAKLAND Wednesday, February 11

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