Category/Topic
Community Development, Housing
State or Federal?
State
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.
Summary
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.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
2017/02/23
Most Recent RFP Release Date
2016/11/16
Min Award
$75,000
Max Award
$5,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$5,000,000
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Match Required?
No
Match Notes
No match is required but details about other funding sources must be included in the application.
Funder
Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Housing Policy Development
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$35,000,000
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
Further Information
Primary Contact:
Jennifer Seeger, Program Manager
(916) 263-7421
jennifer.seeger@hcd.ca.gov

Southern California Contact
Greg Nickless, Program Representative
(916) 274-6244
greg.nickless@hcd.ca.gov
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