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Choice Neighborhoods - Planning Grants

Federal Agency


Public and Indian Housing (PIH)


To support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focused on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhoods. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.

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, resilience hubs, 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.

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

Ensure that your planning grant is optimized by embracing decarbonization and resilience strategies. Effectively implemented planning grants make your community more competitive for the Choice Implementation grants. Use HUD Mapping tool to determine eligible neighborhoods:

Other Notes

See the list of recipients in FY22 here:

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

June 6, 2023

Funding Available


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Matching Funds

5% cost share required

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