California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
07/10/20 5:00 PM PST - Receipt
Grants to California nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, and local government units in eligible regions for services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Funding is intended for the following eligible activities to benefit the homeless populations: prevention, engagement, rapid re-housing, and emergency shelter and related services. Applicants must be recommended by their regional Continuum of Care Service Area. Regional competitions are within three geographic regions: Northern Region, Bay Area Region, Central and Imperial Valley Region.
The Department subgrants its funding to subrecipients in Continuum of Care (CoC) service areas that have at least one jurisdiction that does not receive ESG funds directly from HUD (“Nonentitlement”). In the Balance of State Allocation, private nonprofit organizations or units of general purpose local government are eligible subrecipients that receive ESG funds directly from the Department. (The two allocations are described further below.)
Balance of State (BoS) Allocation:
CoCs within this allocation have no cities or counties that receive ESG funds directly from HUD.
Funding in the BoS allocation is made available based on recommendations from a CoC in two ways:
The ESG program provides funding for the following objectives:
Eligible activities can be found starting at https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/esg/docs/2020_ESG_Balance_of_State_NOFA.pdf#page=7.
Implementation Requirements can be found starting at https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/esg/docs/2020_ESG_Balance_of_State_NOFA.pdf#page=20.
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.
HCD distributes federal Emergency Solutions Grant funds to eligible subrecipients with one- or two-year grants.
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, Federal Programs Branch
Emergency Solutions Grants Program
2020 W. El Camino Avenue, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95833
Questions regarding the ESG NOFA and application process can be directed to ESG@hcd.ca.gov.
BoS Formula Allocation by Region: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/esg/docs/2020_ESG_Balance_of_State_NOFA.pdf#pge=27
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