Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019
Final Guidelines and Notice of Funding Availability Released
Small Jurisdiction Set-Aside and Qualifying Infill Areas NOFA
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has just released the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019 (IIG-2019 or Program) Guidelines and a standalone Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $160 million.
The primary goal of the IIG-2019 is to promote infill housing development by providing financial assistance for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) that are an integral part of, or necessary to facilitate the development of, a Qualifying Infill Project (QIP) or a Qualifying Infill Area (QIA). Under the program, grants are available as gap funding for infrastructure improvements necessary for specific residential or mixed-use infill development projects or areas.
These IIG-2019 Guidelines were modified, as closely as possible, for consistency with the requirements of Assembly Bill 434 (AB 434) and AB 434 Program Guidelines (namely, IIG Guidelines).
Goals of adjustment to the requirements of AB 434 include:
- Consistent scoring requirements for competitive components of the programs,
- Furthering state policy objectives including equity, sustainability, and access to opportunity, and
- Aligning with the state Tax Credit and Bond Allocation programs.
The Guidelines and the standalone NOFA will focus on two separate Program components:
- The QIAs in Large Jurisdictions for which funding will be allocated through a competitive process, based on the merits of the individual applications, and
- The QIPs and QIAs in Small Jurisdictions for which funding will be allocated through an over-the-counter process (this does not apply to the Small Jurisdiction Qualifying Infill Projects under the AB 434 competitive Super NOFA).
Application materials, as well as information about NOFA workshops and/or webinars, will be available soon!