CSAC Bulletin Article

HCD to Host Workshops on New Housing Planning Grants

February 13, 2020

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released the Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) Grants Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $119 million. These planning grants are authorized pursuant to AB 101 (Committee on Budget, 2019).

LEAP funding is available to jurisdictions for the preparation and adoption of planning documents and process improvements that accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the regional housing need assessment.

The over-the-counter application deadline for LEAP Grants is July 1, 2020.

HCD will be holding workshops to provide an overview of the program, the application process, and to answer questions. Upcoming workshop and webinar dates and locations are available below.

  • LOS ANGELES, February 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Southern California Association of Governments, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Register.
  • SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2020, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, Board Room – 1st floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, Register.
  • CHICO, February 26, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Butte County Association of Governments, 326 Huss Drive – Building E, Board Room, Chico, CA 95928, Register
  • WEBINAR – Coming soon!

Please note that HCD will also be hosting targeted Technical Assistance workshops at a sub-regional and county level from March through May. These workshops will focus on providing application assistance and discussing long-term technical assistance needs.

If you have questions, please email earlyactionplanning@hcd.ca.gov.

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