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County of Santa Barbara
Community Services Department, Div. of Housing and Community Development
Homeless Emergency Aid Program
CLOSED  Deadline  11/16/2018
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Description  [hide this]
The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD) of the County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department, on behalf of the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care announces the availability of one-time funds through the State of California Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) Program. The program period is January 1, 2019-June 30, 2021. The HEAP Program provides funding to address immediate homelessness challenges.
This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) makes available funds for services, rental assistance, and capital projects for persons experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness throughout Santa Barbara County. HEAP Program funds to be awarded under this NOFA are subject to the provisions established in SB 850 (Ch. 48) and pursuant to Health and Safety Code Ch. 5 (commencing at Section 50210) of Part 1 of Division 31. In addition, County HCD has included federal regulations as a guide to project compliance by component type. All applicants are strongly advised to review the Library Section of this application and regulations included in the NOFA prior to submitting an application.
For questions, contact Kimberlee Albers at 805-560-1090 or

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,ELIGIBLE APPLICANTSPrivate non-profit organizations, for profit organizations and units of local government may apply for HEAP Program funds.
CALIFORNIA'S HOUSING FIRST POLICYAll projects funded under the HEAP program must align with the Core Practices of Housing First outlined in CCR Title 25 8409 (b) and housing projects must align with all components of the Welfare and Institutions Code Div. 8, Ch. 6.5 Sec. 8255(b) further describing Housing First.
ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIESThe minimum eligibility criteria for HEAP Program beneficiaries is defined by 24 CFR 578.3, homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.
SYSTEM PARTICIPATIONAll projects will be required to participate in the Homeless Management Information System(HMIS) and Coordinated Entry System (CES).
UNACCOMPANIED YOUTHThe State of California has mandated that at least 5% ($469,259) of HEAP funding must be used to establish or expand services meeting the needs of homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness. This requirement may impact the prioritization of application(s) made by providers of services to homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness.

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DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
County HCD Webpage LINK 10/2/2018 9:02:27 AM LINK
BCSH - Homeless Emergency Aid Program Homepage LINK 10/2/2018 9:03:22 AM LINK
Home for Good Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System LINK 10/2/2018 9:04:19 AM LINK
Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care Written Standards MASTERSBCoCandESGWrittenStandards1.pdf 10/8/2018 11:05:52 AM PDF
Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care CES Policies and Procedures MASTERSBCESPoliciesandProceduresAugust282018.pdf 10/8/2018 11:06:16 AM PDF
Homeless Definition HomelessDefinitionforHEAP.pdf 10/8/2018 11:06:38 AM PDF
24 CFR 578.25- Site Control 24CFR57825-SiteControl.pdf 10/8/2018 11:07:33 AM PDF
24 CFR 578.45- Rehabilitation 24CFR57845-Rehabilitation.pdf 10/8/2018 11:07:59 AM PDF
24 CFR 578.83- Displacement, relocation and acquisition 24CFR57883-Displacementrelocationandacquisition.pdf 10/8/2018 11:08:44 AM PDF
2 CFR 200.501, 225, 230 2CFR200501225230.pdf 10/11/2018 10:49:18 AM PDF
Capital Project Application -Sample CountyHCDDevelopmentAppfor2018NOFAdoc.pdf 10/11/2018 11:33:29 AM PDF
Application Certicification AgencyCertification-HEAPCESH.pdf 10/11/2018 11:34:17 AM PDF
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) User Central LINK 10/11/2018 3:00:15 PM LINK
Sample HEAP Budget Workbook 2018HEAPProgramBudgetsample.xlsx 10/18/2018 10:46:40 AM XLSX
Conflict of Interest Statement ConflictofInterestStatement.pdf 10/23/2018 8:44:55 AM PDF
Sample ESPR (invoice for Remibursement) 2017STATEESGESPR-Sample.xlsx 11/2/2018 3:59:25 PM XLSX

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