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Notice of Funding Availability: Homeless Services Programs

The Homeless Services funding application period will open January 8, 2019. All documents will be available for download on this page.

All applicants are required to attend one of two scheduled Technical Assistance meetings at the Sonoma County Community Development offices at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA, during the week of January 14, 2019.

The deadline for submission of completed applications will be Friday, February 8, 2019, at 5:00 PM. Late or incomplete applications will not be eligible. Please see the timeline of events below.  

Special Information Regarding 2019-2020 Funding Cycle

The FY 2019-2020 Homeless Services competitive funding cycle will include four (4) one-time funding sources.

  • State Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)
  • California Emergency Solutions & Housing Program (CESH)
  • Sonoma Valley Homeless Initiative Funding
  • Partnership HealthPlan of California Housing Innovation Grants

The first of these sources, the Homeless Emergency Aid Program, may be used for capital improvements serving homeless persons. All capital improvements require the jurisdiction in which the project is located to pass an emergency “shelter crisis” declaration. The required resolution format is posted below. An application addendum will be required for HEAP Capital Projects.

For more information, please contact Chuck Mottern at chuck.mottern@sonoma-county.org.

Thank you for your interest. 

For information relevant to the Capital Projects and Economic Development funding process, see:  Capital Projects Economic Development NOFA

Technical Assistance Sessions

The technical assistance sessions for this NOFA have been scheduled as listed below. Applicants are encouraged to attend either one of these dates:


Monday, January 14, 2019
1:00pm-3:00pm
or
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm

Sonoma County Community Development Commission
Public Hearing Room
1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Applicants unable to attend either of these sessions may contact Chuck Mottern at (707) 565-7554 or chuck.mottern@sonoma-county.org to ask questions or get help with the application process.

Homeless Services Funding Timeline

Date Description
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 The Sonoma County Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee reviews FY 2019-2020 Homeless Services Funding Policies
Saturday, December 1, 2018 The Sonoma County Homeless System of Care Leadership Council adopts FY2019-2020 Homeless Services Funding Policies
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 The 2019-2020 Homeless Services NOFA and application period opens (NOFA and application materials posted on the SCCDC website)
Monday, January 14, 2019 and Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Technical Assistance sessions for potential applicants interested in submitting an application for Homeless Services Funding for FY 2019-2020
Friday, February 8, 2019 The 2019-2020 Homeless Services NOFA and application period closes
Friday, March 8, 2019 Staff recommendations forwarded to Sonoma County Homeless System of Care Performance Management & Evaluation Task Group
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 The Sonoma County Homeless System of Care Performance Management & Evaluation Task Group reviews staff reports for applications received, and makes recommendations to the Leadership Council
Week of March 18, 2019 The Sonoma County Homeless System of Care Leadership Council makes final funding recommendations to be confirmed by the Board of Supervisors
Friday, March 29, 2019

Draft FY 2019-2020 Action Plan released. 30 day public comment period begins (closes April 29)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Board of Supervisors confirms final Homeless Services Funding awards for FY 2019-2020, and adopts fiscal year 2019-2020 Action Plan and funding allocations at their public meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Deadline for receipt of FY 2019-2020 Action Plan at HUD Office
Monday, July 1, 2019 Beginning of FY 2019-2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019)

Contact Information

Chuck Mottern

Public Services Funding Coordinator

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Address
1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.456899, -122.733918