Grant Funding Opportunities

For Cities, Counties, and Special Districts

Grant Funding Opportunities for Cities, Counties, and Special Districts

The following grant funding opportunities are currently available to special districts, cities, and counties. Several grants are available with upwards of $150 thousand in planning funds and $10 million in project funds. Eligible project types include stormwater management, hazard mitigation, agricultural land conservation, parks and green infrastructure, housing-related planning and zoning, and community development projects.

We will keep this list up-to-date and help cities, counties, and special districts identify eligible projects and develop competitive applications!

If you have any questions, need assistance preparing and/or figuring out which grants apply to your city or county, please contact Julia Guy or Hitta Mosesman. We can help review the appropriate eligibility criteria as well as provide grant development assistance.

For More Information

Julia Guy, ENV, SP
Planner / Municipal + District Finance
Julia.Guy@WeAreHarris.com
949.524.0232

Hitta Mosesman
Senior Director / Municipal + District Finance
Hitta.Mosesman@WeAreHarris.com
949.264.8572

 


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  • Local Early Action Planning Grant

    Local Early Action Planning Grant

    • Funding Agency:
      CA Department of Housing and Community Development
    • Eligible Applicants:
      Cities, counties
    • Funding Available:
      $1.5 million
    • Eligible Activities:
      Housing-related planning: housing elements, infrastructure planning, specific plans, and more
    • Deadline:
      January 31, 2021

     

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  • Local Early Action Planning Grant

    • Funding Agency:
      CA Department of Housing and Community Development
    • Eligible Applicants:
      Cities, counties
    • Funding Available:
      $1.5 million
    • Eligible Activities:
      Housing-related planning: housing elements, infrastructure planning, specific plans, and more
    • Deadline:
      January 31, 2021

     

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  • Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program

    Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program

    • Funding Agency:
      CA Department of Housing and Community Development
    • Eligible Applicants:
      Regional governments and regional entities
    • Funding Available:
      Varies
    • Eligible Activities:
      Planning activities that will accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation.
    • Deadline:
      January 31, 2021

     

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  • Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants

    Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants

    • Funding Agency:
      California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans)
    • Funding Available:
      Maximum grant awards will range approximately $500,000 - $700,000
    • Eligible Activities:
      Sustainable Communities grants to encourage local and regional planning that furthers state goals and Strategic Partnerships Grants to identify and address statewide, interregional, or regional transportation deficiencies on the State highway system in partnership with Caltrans.
    • Deadline:
      February 12, 2021

     

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  • Department of Parks and Recreation Statewide Park Program (Round 4)

    Department of Parks and Recreation Statewide Park Program (Round 4)

    • Funding Agency:
      California Department of Parks and Recreation
    • Eligible Applicants:
      Cities, counties, special districts, JPAs, and nonprofit organizations
    • Funding Available:
      $8.5 million
    • Eligible Activities:
      The development or acquisition of new parks, to expand an existing park, or renovate an existing park. Projects should benefit disadvantaged communities and must include at least one recreational feature.
    • Deadline:
      March 12, 2021

     

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  • EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance

    EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance

    • Funding Agency:
      Economic Development Administration
    • Eligible Applicants:
      States, counties, cities, special districts, and other entities
    • Funding Available:
      $600,000 - $3 million (average: $1.4 million)
    • Eligible Activities:
      Economic development strategies for recovery planning and resiliency (including diversifying local economies, businesses attraction and retention), and infrastructure
    • Deadline:
      None, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended or September of 2022

     

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  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES

    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES

    • Funding Agency:
      CA Department of Housing and Community Development
    • Eligible Applicants:
      Non-entitlement cities, counties
    • Eligible Activities:
      Assistance to businesses and microenterprises impacted by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and shut-downs, facility improvements related to COVID-19 healthcare and homeless housing needs, and acquisition of real property to be used for the treatment or recovery of infectious diseases in response to COVID-19.
    • Deadline:
      Varies

     

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Meet the Team

Julia Guy, ENV, SP

Julia Guy, ENV, SP

Planner / Municipal + District Finance


Hitta Mosesman

Hitta Mosesman

Senior Director / Municipal + District Finance


Eric Vaughan

Eric Vaughan

Director / Risk + Resilience