California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
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.
Grants to California nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and local government units in the Northern, Bay Area, and Central and Imperial Valley regions for services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Applicants must be approved by their regional Continuum of Care Service Area.
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.
Funding in the BoS allocation is made available based on recommendations from a CoC in two ways:
1. Through regional competitions within three geographic regions (Northern Region, Bay Area Region, Central and Imperial Valley Region) pursuant to 25 CCR 8404 (a) (3); and
2. Through a non-competitive process for Rapid Re-Housing (RR) activities.
ESG funds may be used to provide housing relocation and stabilization services and short or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help a homeless individual or family move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.
Pursuant to state ESG regulations, 25 CCR 8408, 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.
Implementation Requirements: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/esg/docs/2019-ESG-BoS-NOFA-Amended.pdf#page=21
GrantWatch ID#: 185928
No individual application minimum and maximum grant amounts will be established by the state for the noncompetitive RR set-aside. The CoC shall determine the amounts of each individual application.
For the Regional Competition, each application submitted must be for a minimum of $75,000 and a maximum of $200,000. These amounts include all eligible activities, including HMIS, and indirect costs.
All of the grantee’s ESG funds must be expended for eligible activity costs within 24 months after the date HUD signs the grant agreement with HCD.
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.
BoS Formula Allocation by Region: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/esg/docs/2019-ESG-BoS-NOFA-Amended.pdf#page=28
USA: California: Northern Region, Bay Area Region, Central and Imperial Valley Region