Community Development, Housing
State or Federal?
The Housing-Related Parks Program (HRP) is an innovative program designed to reward local governments that approve housing for lower-income households and are in compliance with State housing element law with grant funds to create or rehabilitate parks and recreational facilities. HRP funds will be awarded to eligible jurisdictions on a per-bedroom basis for each residential unit of very low- and low-income households permitted during the designated time period of January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2016. Units converted from market-rate to affordable (multifamily rental units only) are also eligible to receive funding, Housing units must meet the minimum affordability relevant to project type. Eligible park and recreation facilities include places for team sports, recreation , play structures, community gardens, trails, and other projects, Since it is anticipated that this will be the final HRP Program NOFA, all eligible applicants are strongly urged to apply.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are cities, counties or consortia of cities and counties. An applicant must have a housing element that has been adopted by the jurisdiction's governing board and is in substantial compliance with state housing law. Previous applicants are eligible to apply again, provided that the new application is for eligible units that were not previously included.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Feb 23, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Nov 16, 2016
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
Match Notes
No match is required but details about other funding sources must be included in the application.
Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Housing Policy Development
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
This program is non-competitive (no rating and ranking) - all applicants meeting the threshold requirements will be funded.

Previous recipients include:
City of Los Angeles
City of Fresno Parks and Community Services Department
County of San Bernardino
City of Pasadena
Additional Notes
Applicants may request $2,200 per bedroom for low-income units and up to $3,725 for very low-income units. This includes base awards of $500 per bedroom for low-income units, $750 for very low-income units and bonus awards for new construction, extremely low-income units, infill projects, serving a disadvantaged community, and serving park-deficient communities.
Further Information
Primary Contact:
Jennifer Seeger, Program Manager
(916) 263-7421

Southern California Contact
Greg Nickless, Program Representative
(916) 274-6244
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