2021 Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program Entitlement and Non-Entitlement Local government Formula Component Notice of Funding Availability – competitive

Portal ID:
6139
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The principal goal of this program is to provides grants to Non-entitlement Local Governments in California to assist persons experiencing or At risk of homelessness and investments that increase the supply of housing to households with incomes of 60 percent or less of area median income.

Description:

The non-Entitlement competitive grant program component prioritizes assistance to persons experiencing or At risk of homelessness and investments that increase the supply of housing to households with incomes of 60% or less of AMI.

A. Eligible Applicants

Applicant must be a Non-Entitlement Local Government. A Non-Entitlement Local Government means a Local Government in an area which is not a metropolitan city or part of an urban county, a Local Government that, as of September 1, 2017, was an incorporated city with a population of less than 50,000 or a county with an unincorporated area population of less than 200,000 persons, which had not entered into a three-year Urban County Cooperation Agreement, or a Local Government that was not otherwise entitled to receive CDBG funds directly from HUD. See Appendix A for list of eligible Applicants for Non-Entitlement Local Government for fiscal year 2019-20.

For applications that include the development of a Rental Housing project, the Sponsor must be a co-Applicant with the Non-Entitlement Local Government, pursuant to Guidelines Section 400. Sponsor includes the general partner(s); if there are two general partners, both must submit all the required co-Applicant documents.

B. Eligible Activities

Pursuant to Guidelines Section 401, eligible activities limited to the following and must take place within jurisdiction of the Applicant Local Government:

1. Development of new multifamily rental housing that is Affordable to households at or below 60% of AMI or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing that will be Affordable to households at or below 60% of AMI, but which is not currently restricted as Affordable housing. In order to be eligible as ‚Äúsubstantial rehabilitation‚ÄĚ, a project must complete a minimum of $40,000 per unit in hard construction costs; or

2. Assistance to persons experiencing or At risk of homelessness, including, but not limited to, through rapid rehousing, or rental assistance, supportive services and case management services that allow people to obtain and retain housing, operating and capital costs for navigation centers, or new construction, rehabilitation, or preservation of permanent or transitional rental housing

C. Funding Limits

The maximum application amount, including administrative costs, for the development of new multifamily rental housing or substantial rehabilitation of a multifamily rental housing project, or development of a navigation center is $3 million. The minimum application amount shall be $500,000.

The maximum application amount, including administrative costs, for assistance through program activities is $1 million. The minimum application amount shall be $500,000.

Administrative expenses may be incurred to implement project or program activity, up to a maximum of 5% of grant amount.

Total NOFA amount will be distributed equally to the two eligible activities, based on scores relative to all other applications.

If there are insufficient eligible applications to utilize the allocation for one activity, any unused funds will be used to fund any other eligible applications in the other activity set forth in Section 401(a) of the Guidelines and this NOFA

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Through Febrary 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
See std agreement

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$22,000,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
LHA Program, 1-916-263-2771, CPLHA@hcd.ca.gov