Sonoma County Community Development Commission Homeless Services

Homeless Services Funding

Application Period for 2019-2020 is Now Closed. Click here to view list of projects submitted.

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) requests proposals for activities/projects for Homeless Services project serving Sonoma County with funds from the following sources:

  • Federal CDBG Public Services and ESG Funding Programs
  • State ESG Funding Program
  • Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF-Services)
  • Community Services Funding (CSF) Program
  • Winter Shelter Expansion Grants Programs

    And one time funds

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

*The Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), 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 on these grants, please contact Chuck Mottern at chuck.mottern@sonoma-county.org

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

Fair Housing and Related Services Set-Aside

The Fair Housing and Related Services provision (or Set-Aside) is a specific federal requirement. Funding for these services shall be determined apart from other public services projects and requires separate proposals from capable nonprofit agencies. The Fair Housing set-aside amount shall be up to $175,000, subject to adequate funding.

If duplicate proposals are submitted for fair housing services, the Home Sonoma County Leadership Council will choose one applicant to provide the services based on the following factors:

  1. Applicant's capacity to provide the proposed services
  2. Applicant's ability to leverage additional funding sources that will augment the County's allocation
  3. Applicant's coordination with neighboring fair housing services to optimize efficiency and customer service.
  4. Project's cost-effectiveness
  5. Project's ability to help overcome the effects of fair housing barriers and issues, as identified in the current Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

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.

Application Due Date

All applications (including proposals initiated by the incorporated jurisdictions) must be submitted to the Community Development Commission by 5:00pm on Friday, February 8, 2019. 

    Contact Information

    Program or Project Type Examples of this Category CDC Staff Contact Phone Email
     Homeless & Public Services ProgramsNon-profit operational grant for services for homeless persons and other low-income residents Chuck Mottern, Public Services Funding Coordinator (707) 565-7554chuck.mottern@sonoma-county.org
    Homeless & Public Services Programs Non-profit operational grant for services for homeless persons and other low-income residentsMichael Gause, Acting Homeless Services Manager

    (707) 565-1977 

    michael.gause@sonoma-county.org
    Capital Projects ApplicationsCapital Project applications for acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation projects Kirsten Larsen, Construction Services Program Manager (707) 565-7526 kirsten.larsen@sonoma-county.org

    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

    Michael Gause

    Ending Homelessness Program Manager

    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Contact us by Phone
    Address
    1440 Guerneville Road
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.456899, -122.733918

    Funding Guidelines and Resources

    Please review these documents before submitting an application for funding.

    Homeless Services Funding Guidelines

    Indirect Cost Rate Memo
    Addendum D to the FY19-20 Homeless Services Funding Policies

    2019-20 Funding Policies for Homeless Services

    2019-20 Homeless Services Funding Overview Presentation

    Public Funding FAQ

    Application Forms

    2019-20 Homeless Services Funding Application
    All applicants for funding must complete the homeless services funding application

    2019-20 Project Workbook
    All applicants for funding must complete the project workbook

    2019-20 Fair Housing Application
    Fair Housing Applicants must complete the fair housing questionnaire

    2019-20 Capital Projects Application
    For Capital Projects Only

    Logic Model
    For new projects not currently funded