State & Federal

California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

The California ESG provides funds for a variety of activities to address homelessness as authorized under the federal Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 and State program requirements. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers the ESG program with funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HCD distributes federal Emergency Solutions Grant funds to eligible subrecipients with one- or two-year grants.

Santa Cruz County Local Requests for Applications (RFA) →

  • Local Review and Selection Deadline: May 13, 2020
  • State Submission Deadline: May 28, 2020

State ESG Website →

California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH)

The CESH Program provides funds for a variety of activities to assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness as authorized by SB 850 (Chapter 48, Statues of 2018). HCD grants CESH Program funds in the form of five-year grants to eligible applicants.

CESH funds may be used for five primary activities: housing relocation and stabilization services (including rental assistance), operating subsidies for permanent housing, flexible housing subsidy funds, operating support for emergency housing interventions, and systems support for homelessness services and housing delivery systems.

State CESH Website →

California Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP)

HHAP was signed into law on July 31, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom and is a $650 million one-time block grant that provides local jurisdictions with funds to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges.

State HHAP Website →

Federal HUD Continuum of Care (CoC)

The CoC Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

2020 CoC Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) is expected in Summer 2020.

HUD CoC Website →


2020 RFPs

California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) RFA

Santa Cruz County Local Requests for Applications (RFA) →

  • Local Review and Selection Deadline: May 13, 2020
  • State Submission Deadline: May 28, 2020

State ESG Website →

2019 RFPs

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