Central Sierra Continuum of Care - CA-526

  • Amador County – ATCAA  (209)- 223-1485  x 243

  • Calaveras County- Sierra HOPE (209)-736-6792

  • Tuolumne County – ATCAA  (209)-533-1397 x 238

  • Mariposa County – Health and Human Services (209) 966-2000

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Download the CSCoC Project Rating and Ranking Tool Form Here

NOFA ANNOUNCEMENT: The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) was signed into law on July 31, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom.

The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention is a $650 million one-time block grant that provides local jurisdictions with funds to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges.

Allocations will be given to the following:

The 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs) (will share 190 million)

The 13 large cities, or cities that are also counties, with populations of 300,000 or more, as of January 1, 2019, according to data published on the Department of Finance’s internet website ( will share 275 million)

58 counties (will share 175 million)

Agency will calculate each jurisdiction’s final program allocation award amount once the 2019 point-in-time count numbers have been finalized and posted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and any determinations described in subdivision (j) of Section 50216 have been announced.

The Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program will be releasing more information in the future, including the grant application process and its requirements.

-NOFA Release and On-line application portal open - To Be Determined

**pending release of 2019 PIT County by HUD**

-Final date to submit applications - February 15, 2020

-Final date to award funds - April 1, 2020

-No less than 50% of funds shall be obligated by Awardees - May 31, 2021

-Funds shall be fully liquidated - June 30, 2025


The FY 2019 CoC Program Competition is Now Open

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange. The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available the week of July 8, 2019 in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants will be able to access the applications to review, update, and enter information that is required for the application process.   ALL PROJECT APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE IN ESNAP BY FRIDAY AUGUST 23,2019 5:00PM.

Though the submission deadline is Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM, ESNAP can get clogged, so our CSCoC Application must be ready to submit by 8/23/19 at 5:00PM. EDT.


LEARN MORE  at HUD Exchange here

2019 Priority Listing and Consolidated Application information

July 3, 2019



Just Released - Notice of Funding Availability

California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program - CESH 2nd Round

4/8/19: Amendment. Applications were due, June 28, 2019 by 5:00 p.m



March 22, 2019


CSCoC Funding Process/Updates


United States Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) solicits applications from communities to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness through a process called the Continuum of Care Program (CoC). Learn more about HUD and the CoC Funding Process.


HUD Consolidated Application Awards: CSCoC Award: $405,141



















HUD - ESG Funding: The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, revising the Emergency Shelter Grants Program in significant ways and renaming it the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. The ESG Interim Rule took effect on January 4, 2012. The second allocation of FY 2011 ESG funding and future years are all subject to the ESG regulations. The first allocation of FY 2011 ESG funding and prior years are subject to the Emergency Shelter Grants Program regulations. 


Learn more about ESG Grants, Program Guides, Tools, and Webinars announcements and more at the HUD Exchange Website .


HUD ESG  Awards: Click on the links below to view ESG Competitive and

Non- Competitive statewide awards and raking processes.



Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency:

Award 1, Competitive- $200,000

Rapid Re-Housing: $160,000, HMIS: $20,000, $Homeless Prevention: $20,000


Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency:

Award 2: Competitive- $200,000

Emergency Shelter: $180,000, HMIS: $20,000


Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency:

Award 3: Non-Competitive: $64,024

Rapid Re-Housing: $51,220, Homeless Prevention: $6,402, HMIS: $6402










California Department of Housing and Community Development - HCD

The California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program provides funds for a variety of activities to assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness as authorized by SB 850 (Chapter 48, Statues of 2018). The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers the CESH Program with funding received from the Building Homes and Jobs Act Trust Fund (SB 2, Chapter 364, Statutes of 2017). HCD grants CESH Program funds in the form of five-year grants to eligible applicants.


Eligible Activities

CESH funds may be used for five primary activities: housing relocation and stabilization services (including rental assistance), operating subsidies for permanent housing, flexible housing subsidy funds, operating support for emergency housing interventions, and systems support for homelessness services and housing delivery systems. In addition, some administrative entities may use CESH funds to develop or update a Coordinated Entry System (CES), Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), or Homelessness Plan. Refer to the current Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for any limitations on these activities.


Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are Administrative Entities (AEs) — local governments, non-profit organizations, or unified funding agencies — designated by the Continuum of Care (CoC) to administer CESH funds in their service area. View the CESH Funding Process.


Both of these grant processes include the need for a collaborative application with supporting materials that are reviewed by our CSCoC Ranking Committee. The Ranking Committee uses the  CSCoC Funding Priorities to guide its decisions.


HCD CESH Awards:

Round One: Awarded to CSCoC Counties- January, 2019: $562,512.

Funding breakdowns by county/project available here after April 15th, 2019. 


Round Two: NOFA announced March 22nd. Amended April 8th. Applications

now due June 28, 2019.

Download NOFA






Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC)

Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) grant funding is a $500 million block grant program designed to provide direct assistance to cities, counties and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to address the homelessness crisis throughout California. HEAP is authorized by SB 850, which was signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on June 27, 2018. Learn more about the council here.


HEAP guidelines state that there will be one application format for CoC's and a separate application format for the 11 large cities. Learn more about the HEAP funding process here. 



HEAP -Homeless Emergency Aid Program FY 2018

Award to the Central Sierra Continuum of Care- CA 526 Total $ 1,273,313.57


Counties funded in regional continuum, Amador/Tuolumne/Calaveras/Mariposa

Total awards to all Counties:

Amador $302,412

Tuolumne $302,412

Calaveras $302,412

Mariposa $ 302,412


Use of funding per requests submitted in FY 2018 HEAP application:


Amador County:

*Local Food Bank to build additional showers inside facility and create laundry washing stations. Emergency food kits for those camping or sleeping outside.


*ATCAA Amador Emergency Shelter: Capital Development costs repaint /repair existing shelter in Downtown Jackson.


*Minimal funds set aside to local congregations to share funding for safe parking. Outside restrooms, security cameras, and other items needed to allow homeless families and individuals to park safely at night.


Tuolumne County:

HEAP funds to be leveraged with No Place Like Home funding. Purchasing a 10 unit apartment complex with Stanislaus Housing Authority. Units will be created

to house mentally ill/chronically homeless in connection with Behavior health. 2 Units dedicated to homeless families and individuals needing shelter assistance.


Calaveras County:

Calaveras Health and Human Services to build and operate 9 mobile Emergency shelters (tiny cabins) in 3 different locations scattered throughout Calaveras. Partnerships include local faith-based and community-based programs.


Mariposa County:

Capital Costs/Services costs: HEAP funds to be leveraged with other existing dollars (Social Services and Behavior Health Realignment, Mental Health Services Act, Community Development Block Grant) to acquire land and erect and Emergency Shelter for the homeless.