Choice Neighborhoods - Implementation Grants - American Cities Climate Challenge

Choice Neighborhoods - Implementation Grants

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Public and Indian Housing

Purpose

To support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their “Transformation Plan” to redevelop the neighborhood.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

The eligible applicant must demonstrate that the proposal targets an eligible housing project and is located in an eligible neighborhood. Eligible applicants include Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), local governments, tribal entities, and nonprofits.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider integrating community solar, building-tied solar and storage for backup power, EV charging infrastructure, nature-based heat island mitigation strategies, and other sustainable solutions that benefit the broader community. For specific housing projects, consider integrating rooftop solar, efficient and electric appliances, weatherization, demand management, and other related distributed energy resources to reduce energy costs and emissions.

Equity Considerations

For community solutions, align the solutions with the priorities of the community. For housing-specific solutions, consider prioritizing the distributed energy resource solutions that have the largest reduction on occupants' energy burden.

Helpful Tips

Use HUD Mapping tool to determine eligible neighborhoods: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/maps/CN/home.html

Other Notes

N/A

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Fall 2022

Funding Available

$150,000,000

Max Award Amount

$50,000,000

Expected Allocations

5

Average Award (Estimated)

$30,000,000

Matching Funds

5% match required

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