Livable Communities Grants
Investing in community vitality
The 1995 Livable Communities Act (LCA) funds community investment that revitalizes economies, creates affordable housing, and links different land uses and transportation. LCA’s voluntary, incentive-based approach leverages partnerships and shared resources to help communities achieve their regional and local goals. Read the Livable Communities Fact Sheet.
2015 Notice of Funding Availability
The 2015 notice of funding availability is available here.
Spring round TBRA Cleanup, Site Investigation, and Pilot program applications were due May 1st and are now under review.
Project Concept Plans, a required pre-application step for LCDA Development, LCDA-TOD Development, and TBRA-TOD Cleanup, were due on May 1st. Full applications are due July 1st by 5:00 PM.
TOD Pre-Development and TOD Zoning applications are due November 2nd by 5:00 PM.
The Council awards grants to communities through four categories
Cleans up contaminated sites for redevelopment that creates jobs and/or produces affordable housing.
Supports development and redevelopment that links housing, jobs, and services and demonstrates efficient and cost-effective use of land and infrastructure.
Produces and preserves affordable housing choices for low to moderate incomes.
Catalyzes development around light rail, commuter rail, and high frequency bus stations.
It is important to understand who is - and who is not - eligible to apply for or receive Livable Communities grants. The following entities are eligible to apply:
Developers cannot apply and cannot be grantees
. However, developers are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants to submit applications.