Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Round 7

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Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
  • Loan
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The AHSC Program funds land-use, housing, transportation, and land preservation projects to support infill and compact development that reduce greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions.


This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $750 million in funds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The primary goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through projects implementing land-use, housing, and transportation to support infill and compact development, while supporting related and coordinated public policy objectives.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

A Locality, public housing authority, Developer, Program Operator, Tribal Entity.

Eligible Geographies:

Geographic targets are identified in the NOFA. At least 50 percent of AHSC Program expenditures must benefit Disadvantaged Communities (as defined in the Guidelines).

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
August 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
within 5 years

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
$10,000,000 – $50,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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 Source Notes:

Funding for the AHSC program is provided from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), an account established to receive Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds.

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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The Grant portion of the award is paid on a reimbursement basis when eligible development cost are submitted to the department by the grantee. The Loan portion of the award is paid to the Sponsor at permanent conversion of the affordable housing development.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Alisha Senter, Program Manager, 1-916-263-2771,