The California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) is pleased to announce the availability of $20 million of Tribal Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (Tribal HHAP) grant funding. These funds are available for federally recognized tribes and are designed to be flexible to meet the unique needs of each community in their goals to prevent and end homelessness.
Cal ICH is seeking partnership with federally recognized tribes and stakeholders in the development of a tribal grant program, including an application process that meets the needs of tribal communities, and is seeking feedback as to how Cal ICH can best support federally recognized tribes in their goals to prevent and end homelessness in their communities. The Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program includes a $20 million tribal allocation to assist federally recognized tribes to help prevent and end homelessness within their communities in culturally appropriate, meaningful ways.

Additional State Homelessness Resources for Tribal Communities
 
On July 26, 2022, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) announced a new set-aside of $17.5 million of match exempt funds available to California tribes to establish housing and homelessness assistance through the Bringing Families Home (BFH) Program, Home Safe Program, and the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP). Funding will provide housing and homelessness services to tribal communities across the state. All federally recognized Tribes, tribal organizations (including but not limited to Tribal 638 Providers and Urban Indian Organizations), tribal consortium, and tribally led nonprofit organizations in California are eligible to seek Program Funding Requests to help establish homelessness programs providing support to vulnerable populations.
The Bringing Families Home program provides housing supports to families receiving child welfare services who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Home Safe program serves seniors and adults with disabilities experiencing or at risk of homelessness, who are also experiencing abuse, neglect, exploitation, or are unable to care for their own needs or interests. The Housing and Disability Advocacy Program provides housing supports and disability benefits advocacy to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Prospective and new grant applicants are strongly encouraged to request a one-on-one TA meeting with CDSS’s technical assistance partner, the Change Well Project. 

All tribal entities are encouraged to apply. Program Funding Requests are being accepted on a rolling basis through September 26, 2022, or until funds are exhausted. An overview of key requirements and application resources can be found here.

For further questions contact the CDSS Housing and Homelessness Division at (916) 651-5155 or housing@dss.ca.gov.