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 and the 2013 Annual Report to the State Legislature.
2014 Notice of Funding Availability
The 2014 NOFA is available here
. More information will be available on Monday, March 31st.
The Council awards grants to communities through four categories
Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA)
Cleans up contaminated sites for redevelopment that creates jobs and/or produces affordable housing.
Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA)
Supports development and redevelopment that links housing, jobs, and services and demonstrates efficient and cost-effective use of land and infrastructure.
Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA)
Produces and preserves affordable housing choices for low to moderate incomes.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
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: statutory or home rule charter cities or towns that are participating in the Metropolitan Livable Communities Housing Incentives Program; metropolitan counties and development authorities (e.g., Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Economic Development Authority or Port Authority).
Developers cannot apply and cannot be grantees
. However, developers are encouraged to partner with eligible applicatns to submit applications.