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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program - Continuum of Care (CoC) Allocation

Grants to California Local Government Units
for Homelessness Services in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

Deadline Date:

07/31/19 5:00 pm PST Receipt - For the following disaster-impacted jurisdictions: Butte County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Shasta County, San Diego County, and Santa Barbara County.

Description:

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Grants to California local units of government in eligible entitlement regions for services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Eligible activities include prevention, engagement, rapid re-housing, and emergency shelter and related services.

The ESG program provides funding for the following objectives:

- Engaging individuals and families experiencing homelessness;
- Improving the quality of Emergency Shelters (ES) for individuals and families experiencing homelessness by helping to operate these shelters, and by providing essential services to shelter residents;
- Rapidly re-housing individuals and families experiencing homelessness; and
- Preventing families/individuals from becoming homeless.

AEs are responsible for awarding ESG funds to eligible service providers for ESG-eligible activities in their approved CoC Service Area(s). Continuation grants are acceptable if they meet the requirements of 25 CCR 8403.

For the 2019 NOFA, all activities permitted under the federal ESG regulations shall be eligible except for renovation, conversion, or major rehabilitation activities under 24 CFR Part 576.102. Minor repairs to an ESG-funded ES that do not qualify as renovation, conversion, or major rehabilitation are an eligible use of state ESG funds.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185927

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$6,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Where there is an approved AE, the AE will be responsible for setting any minimum and maximum grant amounts, since it will be evaluating provider applications and managing these contracts.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) outlines application requirements and timelines for approved units of general-purpose local government, known as Administrative Entities (AEs), in the CoC allocation (see the Authorizing Legislation Section for the applicable program regulations). AEs are responsible for administering ESG funds in collaboration with their local CoC for their respective CoC service area.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted beginning the first business day following release of the NOFA and must be received by HCD no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, May 30, 2019, except for those jurisdictions listed below. HCD will only accept applications through postal carriers that provide date stamp verification confirming delivery to HCD’s office, such as U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx or other carrier services.

Applicants may submit their approved Board Resolutions beyond the application due date. Approved Board Resolutions will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Department will NOT accept Resolutions after this time.

Applicants impacted by a FEMA declared major disaster in 2018 must submit an application to HCD no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The disaster-impacted jurisdictions include: Butte County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Shasta County, San Diego County, and Santa Barbara County.

Tentative Program Timeline:

- March 29, 2019: ESG NOFA and application for the BoS allocation released
- May 30, 2019: Application deadline for Applicants not impacted by a 2018 FEMA declared major disaster
- July 31, 2019: Application deadline for Applicants impacted by a 2018 FEMA declared major disaster
- July 31, 2019: Board Resolutions deadline
- September 2019: HCD announces AE awards

Funded applicants must make matching contributions in an amount that equals the amount of federal ESG funds awarded. HCD will request documentation as part of its monitoring to determine the sources and amounts used to meet the federal ESG matching requirement.

ESG CoC Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/V1rM02WJsvQ

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be mailed to the following address:

Department of Housing and Community Development
Division of Financial Assistance, NOFA Unit
Emergency Solutions Grants Program
2020 W. El Camino Avenue, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95833

For questions, or assistance, please email ESG@hcd.ca.gov.

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USA: California: The disaster-impacted jurisdictions include Butte County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Shasta County, San Diego County, and Santa Barbara County.

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