Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Pilot Program The Factory-Built Pre-Development Pilot Program addresses California’s housing and climate crises.

Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Pilot Program

The Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Pilot Program has $12 million available to fund pre-development activities for factory-built housing manufacturers applying to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program. Pre-development activities include evaluating site feasibility, doing infrastructure planning, and developing Community Benefits Plans.

How to Apply

The Application is forthcoming. Stay tuned for further details. The Department of Energy (DOE) Title 17 Application is available on the Title 17 webpage.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Factory-built housing manufacturing companies with plans to build, repurpose, or retrofit manufacturing facilities in California are eligible to apply if they have passed Part I of the Title 17 Program Application and are in the process of applying to Part II.


Find application and guideline resources from previous funding rounds.

  1. February 16, 2024
    Draft Guidelines Released
  2. February 16 – March 22, 2024
    Draft Guidelines public comment period
  3. April 24, 2024
    Final Guidelines Adopted
  4. July 1, 2024
    Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Released
  5. July 1, 2024 – Oct. 1, 2024
    First batch of applications accepted on a rolling basis.
  6. Fall 2024 – Summer 2026
    Applications recommended for Council adoption on a rolling basis.

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The Factory-Built Housing Pre-Development Pilot Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov