DTSC ECRG grants

On-Demand: New and Emerging Funding Sources for Affordable Housing Development

November 18, 2021

The live webinar is recorded and available on-demand below.

The affordable housing crisis, exacerbated by the global pandemic, has widened the economic gap between Americans. A large part of the solution to close the gap is in funding for developing affordable housing. Recently, two brand new state funding sources have become available.

  • Califonia’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will fund $500 million, including $276 million for investigation and cleanup, including $4 million for Brownfield site workforce training.
  • The California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Infill Infrastructure Grant (IIG) program provides grants as gap funding for infrastructure improvements necessary for specific residential or mixed-use infill development projects or areas.

Join our panel of experts…

as they discuss new and existing state and federal resources available for the development of affordable housing, such as:

  • Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG)
  • Infill Infrastructure Grant Program (IIG)
  • U.S. EPA Brownfields Grants


The companion slide set is available to share or download here and if you are interested in a free consultation please visit the California DTSC Grant Support webpage for more information.

The notice of funding availability is released, and the Pre-Qualifying Application Round for the DTSC ECRG grants is open through December 7, 2021. DTSC plans to launch the full ECRG application in the spring of 2022. Participants are encouraged to apply for pre-qualification. The program gives California communities an unprecedented opportunity to address historic environmental injustices. Use the funding to set a new land-use path with immediate and lasting benefits, such as parks and other green spaces, commercial enterprises, and affordable housing. ECRG funding is available to help California local governments, qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and tribes to conduct community-wide assessments, environmental investigations, and cleanup.

DTSC is accepting Pre-Qualifying Applications now! Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to combine public and private resources to address persistent environmental injustices and set a new land-use path that will have immediate and lasting benefits for California communities.










Posted by Diane Samuels at 10:00 am