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Is Your City Missing Out on FREE MONEY?

February 1, 2012
In 2011, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) opened up $25 million in noncompetitive grants, funded through Proposition 1C, the Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006, for housing related parks programs. Unfortunately, HCD only awarded $8 million.

To be eligible for these funds applicants must:

  • Have a compliant housing element;
  • Submit an annual progress report on their housing element; and
  • Issue housing start approvals for units affordable to very low and low income with documentation of a completed first inspection during the designated program year.

Grants may be used for park-related capital asset projects, including new park and recreation facilities, community centers, playgrounds, and improvements to existing parks.

The League is conducting a one-question survey that will take less than a minute to answer to find out why cities did not apply for these funds. The survey is available on the League's website and will close on Feb. 29. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

For questions regarding funding or the League's survey please contact Kirstin Kolpitcke.

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