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The Tribal HHAP grant program provides flexible funding to support the efforts of California Federally Recognized Tribes to address homelessness in their communities in culturally responsive ways that honor Tribal sovereignty. An additional $20 million in tribal HHAP grants will be awarded in 2023. 


Tribal HHAP 2022 Local Awards *

Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me Wuk Indians  -  $630,000

to support interim shelter and street outreach in Tuolumne County



* This project is not affiliated with the CSCoC, but we applaud and support our local agencies.  These numbers are accurate as of December 2022.

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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

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