Infill Infrastructure Grant Program (IIG)

 

Contact

Application, General Program, and Standard Agreements Questions

Infill@hcd.ca.gov

Loan Closing Questions
LoanClosing@hcd.ca.gov

Purpose

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $279 ($194 million for Large Jurisdictions and $85 million for Small Judications) in funding for the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019 (program). The purpose of the program is to provide grants for Capital Improvement Projects in support of Qualifying Infill Projects or Qualifying Infill Areas. Funding for this NOFA and program requirements are provided under Assembly Bill 101 (Stats. 2019, ch. 159, § 20) and Part 12.5 (commencing with section 53559) of Division 31 of the Health and Safety Code.

Assistance Type

IIG is grant assistance, available as gap funding to infrastructure improvements required for specific residential or mixed-use infill development. Funds will be allocated through a competitive process for Large Jurisdictions, based on the merits of the individual infill projects and areas. Application selection criteria includes housing density, project readiness, access to transit, proximity to amenities, and housing affordability.

Funds will be allocated through an Over-The-Counter process for Small Jurisdiction.

Assistance Terms

For a Qualifying Infill Project, the minimum program grant award is $1 million in urban areas and $500,000 in rural areas. The total program grant award to any Qualifying Infill Project is limited to $7.5 million under this NOFA.

For Qualifying Infill Areas, the minimum program grant award is $2 million in urban areas and $1 million in rural areas. The total program grant award to any eligible Qualifying Infill Area is limited to $30 million under these NOFAs.

Over the life of the program (to include the Infill Incentive Grant Program of 2007, the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019, and any future iterations of the program), the total of all program awards for any single Qualifying Infill Project or Qualifying Infill Area shall not exceed $60 million.

Eligible Activities/Costs

To be eligible for funding, a Capital Improvement Project must be an integral part of, or necessary for the development of either a Qualifying Infill Project or housing designated within a Qualifying Infill Area. Eligible costs include the construction, rehabilitation, demolition, relocation, preservation, and acquisition of infrastructure.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants shall be one of the following:

(1) A city, county, city and county, or public housing authority that has jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area, or

(2) A nonprofit or for-profit Developer of a Qualifying Infill Project applying jointly with a city, county, city and county, or public housing authority that has jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area.

Guidelines

Get Funding

Applications are invited through the issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs).

Current NOFAs

Large jurisdictions applications are due March 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., and small jurisdictions applications are accepted on an over-the-counter basis beginning 9:00 a.m. on March 3, 2020 until all available funds are exhausted. Please be sure you are subscribed to the IIG emailing list to receive notifications and announcements.

New! 2019-2020, NOFAS

Fiscal Year 2017-2018, Round 5 — 10/02/2017

Fiscal Year 2017-2018, Round 5 Awards

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 NOFA (PDF)

Guidelines

FAQs (PDF) — 12/14/2017

Income limits (PDF)


Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Round 4 — 10/02/2014

Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Round 4 Awards

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 NOFA (PDF)

Guidelines

FAQs (XLS) — 12/01/2014

Income limits (PDF)


Fiscal Year 2013-2014, Round 3 — 05/14/2013

Fiscal Year 2013-2014, Round 3 Awards

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 NOFA (PDF)

Income limits (PDF)

Program Forms

Management Memos

There are currently no management memos for the IIG Program on the website.

Training and Technical Assistance

There are currently no IIG Training and Technical resources on the website at this time.