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.
HUD ANNOUNCEMENT - July 3rd, 2019
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.
HUD ANNOUNCEMENT - March 22nd, 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
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 .
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 the regional continuum, Amador/Tuolumne/Calaveras/Mariposa
Total awards to all Counties:
Mariposa $ 302,412
Use of funding per requests submitted in FY 2018 HEAP application:
*Local Food Bank to build additional showers inside the 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.
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 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.
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.