Funding and Financing for Smart Growth Infrastructure

This site is designed to assist cities to identify funding and financing opportunities and potential partnerships for public infrastructure improvements for transit-oriented development and other smart growth projects. The site defines available funding sources and financing tools, each linked to one or more case studies of recent smart growth improvement projects in California and across the country. You may also search for funding and financing solutions for specific infrastructure project types by clicking on the “How Do I Pay For It?” link. The case studies and other information on the site were completed since the elimination of redevelopment agencies in California 2012, and are designed to highlight emerging alternatives to tax increment financing and other tools that are no longer available.