What is a pre-application consultation?

All grant applicants are required to engage in a pre-application consultation before submitting an application. (You may begin an application at any time; however, to submit it, you will need to be approved to do so through a pre-application consultation.) The consultation will provide an opportunity to discuss proposed projects, match requirements and potential sources, statutory and regulatory concerns, how the project addresses the state priorities, and related considerations. These pre-application consultations will be provided by technical assistance (TA) specialists, including staff from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and real estate development experts engaged by the administrative entity, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP). For more information about pre-application consultations and TA, visit https://www.infrastructure.buildingcalhhs.com/training-and-technical-assistance/.