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California Strategic Growth Council

California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together agencies and departments within Business, Consumer Services and Housing, Transportation, Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Food and Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship. For more information about the SGC, please visit the About page.


SGC and HCD announces the FY 2015-16 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.
February 3, 2016

A copy of the NOFA is available at Application access is available through the Financial Application Assistance Statewide Tool (FAAST): (search for 2015-16 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program.)

Concept proposals are due via the FAAST system by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 16!

In addition, SGC is hoping to see you at our three remaining statewide workshops (Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Diego) to assist applicants interested in applying for the 2015-16 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program. Small group or one-on-one consultations will also be offered to interested applicants on a first come, first served basis. For more information click here. Agenda, presentation materials, and additional guidance are also available on the AHSC website:

AHSC Program Staff will respond to questions sent to and, with answers to frequently asked questions posted on both the SGC and AHSC websites on a regular basis. The most current FAQ is posted here:

Final 2015-16 AHSC Program Guidelines Posted
January 12, 2016

The Final 2015-16 Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program Guidelines, including final GHG Quantification Methodology, can be found here.

2015-16 Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program
December 23, 2015

The FY 2015-16 SALC Program, grant application forms, and supporting material have been posted. Please click here for all the materials.

Notice of Intent to Award
December 30, 2015
SGC has posted a Notice of Intent to Award for the AHSC Technical Assistance Pilot Program here.

Strategic Growth Council Approves $32.4 million through Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
Special Fall Round of Funding Awards Eight Additional Projects
December 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO—The California Strategic Growth Council today unanimously approved $32.4 million in competitive grants and loans to eight housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Today’s awards are part of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, which is being implemented by the Department of Housing and Community Development in coordination with the Strategic Growth Council and California Air Resources Board. California Climate Investments are programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

A complete list of selected projects can be found at: Project Summary

Full Press Release

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) - Council Member Agencies and Departments
Office of Planning & Research | California Health and Human Services |California Natural Resources Agency | California State Transportation Agency
Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency |California Environmental Protection Agency | California Department of Food and Agriculture