Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program
Notice of Funding Availability
Round 2 Augmentation - Additional funding available
Tribal Entities - apply by November 18
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of an additional $103 million in funding for the Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant Program. This funding is an augmentation to the Round 2 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of approximately $86 million that was issued February 25, 2021.
Applications received under the Round 2 NOFA totaled more than $228 million, far more than the $86 million available. HCD is augmenting the funding available for Round 2 through the issuance of a Supplemental NOFA.
Funds available under this Supplemental NOFA will be split into two parts as follows:
1. Round 2 applicants: Approximately $91 million to projects which previously submitted an eligible application under the February 25, 2021 NOFA but were not awarded funding. No new applications will be accepted.
Augmentation eligible applicants will receive a Consistency Certification Form and if interested in being considered for augmentation funding, the form must be submitted by email to Serna@hcd.ca.gov by 5:00 p.m. PST on August 10, 2021. Awards will be announced September 2021.
2. Tribal Entities: Approximately $12 million for eligible project applications.
Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on November 18, 2021. Applications must be submitted online via HCD's website. Technical assistance is available. Tribal awards will be announced February 2022.