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California Strategic Growth Council

California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together agencies and departments within Business, Consumer Services and Housing, Transportation, Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Food and Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship. For more information about the SGC, please visit the About page.

Announcements

Strategic Growth Council Approves $122 million in Affordable, Transit-Friendly Housing Grants and Loans
June 30, 2015

The California Strategic Growth Council today unanimously approved $121.9 million in competitive grants and loans to 28 housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Today’s awards are part of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, which is being implemented by the Department of Housing and Community Development in coordination with the Strategic Growth Council and California Air Resources Board. California Climate Investments are programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

Press Release: Click here


The June 30, 2015 Council Meeting Materials are posted here.
June 19, 2015


SGC Releases List of Applicants Invited to Submit Full Applications for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
March 18, 2015

To read the memo and view the list, click here.


The Strategic Growth Council will be holding a Council meeting on June 30, 2015 at 9am-12pm, CalEPA Sierra Hearing Room 1001 I Street Sacramento, Ca 95812.
For Live Broadcast: Click Here

June 12, 2015

We are also announcing the “Lessons Learned: Round One,” Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Workshops, to be held in July. We will reflect back on the first year of the program and incorporate new suggestions given by the Council as we move forward into year two. Meeting agenda and materials will be posted 10 days before each meeting.

Northern CA “Lessons Learned: Round One”
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF) Workshop:
July 14, 2015 2pm-5pm
CalEPA Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
Directions
1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95812
*Live broadcasting will be available, please check back closer to the meeting date for details.

Southern CA “Lessons Learned: Round One”
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF) Workshop:

July 20, 2015
9am-12pm
CalTrans District 7
Directions
100 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Greenhouse Gas Quantification Methodology for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
April 14, 2015

For applicants invited to submit a full application, more information on Greenhouse Gas Quantification Methodology for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program can be found by reviewing the updated (4/10/15) Air Resources Board Frequently Asked Question page: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/quantification.htm.


SGC Releases List of Applicants Invited to Submit Full Applications for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
March 18, 2015

To read the memo and view the list, click here.


AHSC Concept Proposal Review Update
March 12, 2015

AHSC Program staff are currently finalizing the review of submitted concept proposals. All AHSC applicants will be notified of the results of the concept proposal reviews by no later than Monday, March 16th.

The full application will be posted on or before Wednesday, March 18th. The due date for the full applications will be extended to April 20, 2015. Applicants will be notified when the full application is available via email.


SGC Releases a Request for Proposal
February 24, 2015

The California Department of Conservation has released a request for proposal (RFP) to assess the likelihood of the specific or corridor plans funded in the first round of the Strategic Growth Council’s Sustainable Communities Planning Grants & Incentive Program to move towards implemented sustainable development or shovel ready projects. Details about the RFP can be found by looking for Bid #RFP 3014-366 - Identify and Disseminate Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives on the Bid Sync website: https://www.bidsync.com/bidsync-app-web/vendor/links/BidDetail.xhtml?returnPage=searchResults&bidid=1974906.

Proposal Deadline: Feb 27, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.


Application Period Open: Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
February 4, 2015

The Notice of Funding Availability for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program is now available on the Department of Housing & Community Development website: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/ahsc/docs/AHSC-NOFA-013015.pdf.

Concept Proposal application instructions and Financial Assistance Application Submission Tool (FAAST) system online application tool are also now available. All applications must be submitted to the Department using the FAAST online application submittal process. Concept Proposal applications are due Thursday, February 19, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Applicants can access the FAAST system at https://faast.waterboards.ca.gov/Login.aspx. Please refer to the Concept Proposal application instructions for detailed information on setting up a FAAST system ID and using the FAAST system for application submittal: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/ahsc/docs/AHSCapp_instructions.pdf


AHSC Technical Assistance Workshops
AHSC workshops are being held throughout the state February 4 through February 12, 2015. Registration and workshop locations are available online at http://www.sgc.ca.gov/docs/AHSC_Technical_Assistance_Workshop_Notice.pdf. Please note that the date for the Oakland workshop has changed to Thursday, February 12.

AHSC Technical Assistance Workshop Agenda

AHSC Technical Assistance Workshop Presentation

Final adopted guidelines can be found at http://www.sgc.ca.gov/docs/AHSC_FINAL_GUIDELINES.pdf

Questions on the AHSC application can be directed to AHSC@hcd.ca.gov


Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities NOFA Release Announcement
January 30, 2015

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in conjunction with the Strategic Growth Council, is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal Year 2014/15 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of approximately $120 million for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program. A copy of the NOFA can be found at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/ahsc/docs/AHSC-NOFA-013015.pdf.

Concept proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2015. Concept proposal application and instructions will be available on HCD’s website by close of business Monday, February 2, 2015.

Questions may be directed to AHSC@hcd.ca.gov.

AHSC February Technical Assistance Workshops:
Please click here for the workshop schedule and registration information.


SGC releases memo on proposed revisions and updates to the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
December 19, 2014
In response to robust public feedback, the SGC has released a memo containing staff-recommended proposed revisions and updates to the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Guidelines. Please click here to read the memo. To receive announcements from the SGC, please click here.


SGC moves December 2014 Council Meeting to January 2015
December 4, 2014
Due to the volume and quality of the comments received on the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Draft Guidelines, the Council has decided to move its scheduled December 2014 to January 20, 2015 to allow staff more time to review comments and make revisions to the guidelines. A memorandum containing a summary of staff proposed revisions will be released in mid-December to update the public on important changes to the guidelines. To receive announcements from the SGC, please click here.


The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) - Council Member Agencies and Departments
Office of Planning & Research | California Health and Human Services |California Natural Resources Agency | California State Transportation Agency
Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency |California Environmental Protection Agency | California Department of Food and Agriculture