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Project Application Scoring

Overview

How are AHSC Applications Scored?

The AHSC program is competitive and awards the highest scoring projects. Projects are scored and evaluated by project area type: TOD: Transit Oriented Development, ICP: Integrated Connectivity Project, or RIPA: Rural Innovation Project- so, for example, projects in urban areas of the City of Los Angeles do not compete directly with projects in more suburban areas in the Inland Empire.

Note: The below is not yet updated for the next Round 6 of funding and should be considered as general guidance.

The scoring criteria is divided by three categories, for a total of 100 Points:

AHSC Scoring Elements and Criteria

Criteria
Points
1. GHG Quantification Methodology Scoring

GHG Efficiency

15

GHG Total

15
2. Quantitative Policy Scoring

Active Transportation Improvements

10

Green Buildings and Renewable Energy

8

Housing and Transportation Collaboration

9

Location Efficiency and Access to Destinations

6

Funds Leveraged

4

Anti-Displacement Strategies​

5

Prohousing Local Policies​    

2

Local Workforce Development and Hiring Practices

2

​Housing Affordability

5

Programs

2

Urban Greening

2

3. Narrative-Based Policy Scoring

Collaboration and Planning

4

Community Benefit and Engagement

6

Community Climate Resiliency

3

Community Air Pollution Exposure Mitigation

2

Total Scoring
100
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Quantitative Policy Tool

A tool for assessing your project’s Quantitative Policy Scoring.​

This section of the application is worth 55 of the 100 total application points.​ Click through to see how well your project scores.