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April 16, 2019 Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care Susi Bains, Chair PO Box 572 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 RE:

EASTERN SIERRA CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC) SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS FOR THE 2019 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) AND CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS AND HOUSING (CESH) PROGRAMS

Dear Eastern Sierra Homeless Service Provider: The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA’s) for the ESG http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grantsfunding/active-funding/esg/docs/ESG-BoS-2019-NOFA.pdf and CESH http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/cesh/docs/2019-CESH-NOFAAmended.pdf programs with applications due no later than May 30 and June 28, 2019, respectively. HCD estimates an ESG allocation of $107,744 and CESH allocation of $245,386 for our CoC in 2019. The CoC must conduct a fair and open project selection process for these programs that avoids any conflict in interest. Funding for the ESG program is available for a non-competitive Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) setaside ($53,872) and eligible activities through a regional competition that include: Rapid Rehousing; Emergency Shelter (ES); Street Outreach (SO); Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); and Homelessness Prevention (HP) (only in conjunction with RRH or ES activities and limited to 10 percent of the total request per application). The minimum grant award per application for funds from the regional competition is $75,000 and the maximum is $200,000. There is a dollar for dollar match requirement for the ESG program. Additional information, including application materials, can be found on this webpage: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/esg.shtml The CESH Program provides additional flexibility to service providers in addressing community homelessness. Permitted uses of these funds include: 1) Rental assistance, housing relocation, and stabilization services to ensure housing affordability to individuals experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. 2) Operating subsidies in the form of 15-year capitalized operating reserves for new and existing affordable permanent housing units for homeless individuals and/or families. 3) Flexible housing subsidy funds for local programs that establish or support the provision of rental subsidies in permanent housing to assist homeless individuals and families. 4) Operating support for emergency housing interventions, including, but not limited to, the following:

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Eastern Sierra CoC 2019 ESG & CESH Program Application Solicitation

April 16, 2019

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Navigation centers that provide temporary room and board, and case managers who work to connect homeless individuals and families to income, public benefits, health services, permanent housing, or other shelter. b) Street outreach services to connect unsheltered homeless individuals and families to temporary or permanent housing. c) Shelter diversion, including, but not limited to, homelessness prevention activities and other necessary service integration activities, to connect individuals and families to alternate housing arrangements, services, and financial assistance. Systems support for activities necessary to maintain a comprehensive homeless services and housing delivery system, including Coordinated Entry System (CES) data, and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) reporting, and homelessness planning activities. This activity could include training and data collection activities, as well as activities to expand CES access to populations with special needs, such as homeless youth, provided that such activities are necessary to maintain a comprehensive homelessness services and housing delivery system.

In addition, the CoC may use these funds to develop or update a CES, if it does not have a system in place that meets the applicable HUD requirements or to develop a plan addressing actions to be taken within the CoC service area if no such plan exists. CESH funds may be used to meet the ESG match requirement. More information on the CESH Program is available at this website link: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/cesh.shtml. The Eastern Sierra CoC has approved a project selection process in compliance with state and federal regulations and will review, rate, rank and recommend applications and projects for funding to HCD. Eligibility requirements for both programs require prior experience and reporting in HMIS or a comparable database for victims of domestic violence. Technical assistance is available to all agencies and organizations that would like to request funding. Homeless service providers interested applying for the 2019 ESG and/or CESH programs must submit a HCD application and budget form or letter request for each proposal addressing all rating criteria no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2019, by email at mebsusib@yahoo.com or by postal service (sorry, but post-marked applications cannot be accepted) at the following address: Susi Bains, PO Box 572, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. This solicitation letter, ESG and CESH applications, and other information will also be posted on the CoC website: https://www.easternsierracoc.org/. If you have any questions, require technical assistance or need additional information, please contact me at mebsusib@yahoo.com or (760) 648-3075. Sincerely, Susi Bains Chair, Eastern Sierra CoC

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