The intent of the program is to increase the capacity of local government planning departments responsible for processing land use, permitting, and zoning applications for housing projects. The program supports local governments’ capacity to address affordable housing, especially by expediting development review, permitting, and zoning of affordable housing.
- Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) through this Google Form by December 4, 2023.
- DOLA will invite selected local governments to submit a full application through the DLG Online Grants Portal per the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Notifications will be sent in December 2023.
- Applications will be accepted from January 3 through February 15, 2024. Award notification is estimated for March 2024. Staff will then work to finalize grant agreements or contracts within two months.
What You Need to Know
- Eligible applicants include municipalities, counties, and tribal governments whose Prop 123 baseline and commitment have been accepted by the Division of Housing (DOH).
- Grant funds could support new staff wages, hiring consultants, implementing new systems and technologies, revising land use development codes, regional collaborations, developing future commitments, or other efforts that achieve fast track goals required by Proposition 123.
- 20% required match
- Suggested maximum award is $200,000
Estimated Program Timeline
- Year 1: Approximately $3 million available for the first round of funding (July 2023 – June 2024).
- Subsequent funding rounds will begin in spring 2024 with approximately $6.4 million available for Year 2 (July 2024 – June 2025) and annually thereafter.
Who Should Apply
Eligible entities include municipalities, counties, and tribal governments whose Prop 123 baseline and commitment have been accepted by the Division of Housing (DOH).
LPC Grant Program Letter of Intent Form (LOI): deadline Monday, December 4, 2023, at 3 p.m.
LPC Grant Program Template of LOI Questions (Download is a Word Document to prepare draft responses)
Direct inquiries regarding initial program interest to your Regional Manager. Use the other program contacts once the initial process with your Regional Manager is complete.