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Homeless Services Funding Guidelines

Before completing the FY 2019-20 Homeless Services NOFA Application, potential applicants should review the Commission’s FY 2019-20 Homeless Services Funding Policies approved by the Homeless System of Care Leadership Council on January 4, 2019.

All applications must meet the eligibility criteria stated in Section 2 of the FY 2019-20 Policies for Homeless Services Funding. A copy of the FY 2019-20 Homeless Services Funding NOFA, along with the timeline, and answers to frequently asked questions will be available on this website.

Applicants should plan to attend one of the two scheduled Technical Assistance meetings at the Sonoma County Community Development Commission offices at 1440 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA.

January 14th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
January 15th from 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm

The submission deadline for the FY 2019-20 Homeless Services Application is Friday, February 8, 2019, at 5:00 pm.
The minimum eligible funding request is $30,000 for Operations and $50,000 for Capital Investments.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a hard copy of the signature page, signed in blue ink, to the Commission Offices at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 by the application deadline. Signature pages can be delivered in person or by physical mail, so long as the signature page is received by the stated deadline. The Commission will disqualify any applications submitted late or incomplete.

Applicants should email the completed application documents to Suzanne Whipple at suzanne.whipple@sonoma-county.org also by the stated deadline.

Please send individual PDF, Word, and Excel documents only – no zipped files or scanned files.

If necessary, the Commission will provide additional technical assistance to support applicants to download and submit required forms electronically. If you need help completing the electronic submission, please contact Chuck Mottern at chuck.mottern@sonoma-county.org.

Application Format

All applicants must use the Application, Budget Worksheet, and other relevant Addenda as found on the Commission website at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CDC/Doing-Business-With-The-Commission/NOFA-Homeless-Services-Programs/

Please observe word/character limits wherever noted.

Make sure to include all attachments as instructed.

Respondents will submit all application, supplemental, and other supporting materials along in a single email to suzanne.whipple@sonoma-county.org. Do not email zipped or scanned files. Please attach each PDF, Word, or Excel file to a single email.

Respondents should title the email containing application and related material in the following format: Project name – Organization name, FY 2019-2020 Application.

The Community Development Commission will provide the Homeless System of Care Leadership Council with only the application and budget/HMIS worksheet for review

Required of All Applicants

The following are Addenda required of all Applicants for a complete application:

  • Application Cover Sheet signed in blue ink - mailed or delivered to SCCDC offices
  • 501(c) (3) determination letter 
  • Board of Directors roster showing full name, role and term of service
  • Board of Directors Resolution Authorizing Submittal of Application
  • Financial Audit or Financial statements for two years
  • Organizational ADA Policy (draft policies accepted)
  • Project Budget and HMIS Workbook

Conditional Requirements

The following are addenda required of specific applicants as indicated:

  • Local jurisdiction resolution, if a geographic preference is stated
  • Addendum A - Fair Housing Questionnaire, for Fair Housing Applicants
  • Addendum B - Logic Model, for new projects not currently funded
  • Addendum C - Capital Development Addendum, for capital projects only
  • Completion and documentation of environmental review, for capital projects only

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
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