Updated 1/11/2019

7.2 million in HEAP funding awarded to Stanislaus County to tackle homelessness

The Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council awarded the Turlock, Modesto/Stanislaus County Continuum of Care (CoC) the full amount of Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding in the amount of $7,236,985.95.

This funding will be used to provide immediate emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Community Services Agency (CSA), will serve as the Administrative Entity (AE) responsible for reporting use of the funds to the HCFC.

Prior to submitting the HEAP application to the State of California the leadership of the Stanislaus Community System of Care (Stanislaus County’s CoC)  determined the funding will be distributed as follows

  • $5 million for capital improvements (can include shelters, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing as well as improvements to existing facilities)
  • $1 million for homeless youth services
  • $875,137 for rental assistance or subsidies (funding to help people get into or stay in housing)
  • $361,849 for administrative costs

Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) is a $500 million block grant program designed to provide direct assistance to cities, counties and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to address the homelessness crisis throughout California.

A shelter crisis declaration was required for all incorporated cities that wish to receive HEAP funds. On December 11, 2018, Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared the shelter crisis for unincorporated areas of the county. Modesto, Turlock, Hughson, Waterford, Riverbank, Oakdale, Newman and Patterson declared the shelter crisis and will be eligible to receive HEAP funding.

Questions about HEAP funding? Additional information from the State of California can be found here. https://www.bcsh.ca.gov/hcfc/aid_program.html


Updated 11/29/2018

1. Initial proposal for HEAP Funding
Provide a recommendation to CSOC for funding allocation HEAP Funding proposal includes recommendations for 7.2 million dollars in funding for the following eligible activities; services, rental assistance or subsidies, capital improvements and youth services.

For more information on Stanislaus Community System of Care contact Kyle DeJesus at dejesusk@stancounty.com.

Updated 11/29/2018

The HEAP Funding & CSOC Restructuring Workgroup with assistance from HomeBase met on November 26, 2018. The following items were completed and will be presented to CSOC Leadership during a special session scheduled for December 4, 2018. Pending endorsement these items will be presented to the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors by December 18, 2018.
 

1. Initial proposal for HEAP Funding
Provide a recommendation to CSOC for funding allocation HEAP Funding proposal includes recommendations for 7.2 million dollars in funding for the following eligible activities; services, rental assistance or subsidies, capital improvements and youth services.

a. Submission of the HEAP application to the state of California must be completed by December 31, 2018.
b. Shelter crisis declaration(s) in jurisdictions that will receive funding for projects will be included in the application.

2. Proposal for CSOC Governance Structure
a. The Workgroup completed a governance structure proposal including membership.  If endorsed, this structure would facilitate the distribution of HEAP and other funding as well as lead the homelessness efforts throughout Stanislaus County.

For more information on Stanislaus Community System of Care contact Kyle DeJesus at dejesusk@stancounty.com.

Download Related Documents Here
HEAP Overview
HEAP Workgoup Meeting Summary
HEAP Feedback


10/30/2018

The first HEAP/Restructuring Workgroup (HRW) meeting was held on October 30, 2018.

Homebase provided an overview of the HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program) application requirements to the HRW. The workgroup discussed community input on HEAP funding priorities that were developed at the October 18th, 2018 CSOC Leadership Council meeting. The community input included activities in the areas of services, rental assistance/subsidies, capital improvements, and youth services.

The second HRW meeting will be on November 26th, 2018 to discuss the establishment of a new governance structure of CSOC and a review of proposals for the four HEAP categories.