Each year, the Santa Maria/ Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care (CoC) applies for federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the work of local homeless service providers.

The County of Santa Barbara is the lead agency for the CoC and is responsible for coordinating the application process and submitting the final application to HUD on behalf of the local agencies.

To maximize the funding award and the services that the funding supports, the County and the CoC Governing Board takes great care ensuring that local agencies interested in being a part of our regional grant application have the opportunity to participate in a competitive process that is both fair and equitable. This is done by appointing a review panel of people who have no financial interest in the grant application, to review all of the local grant applications and provide a list of projects recommended for submission to HUD in order of priority. This recommendation is considered by the CoC Board and when approved, determines which projects should be included in the grant application and potentially funded by the federal government each year.

    In 2020 the region was eligible for more than $2 million in federal funding. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Department of Housing and urban Development automatically renewed the 2019 awardees. The 2020 award list appears below:

    2020 v2 award list

    If you have a specialized need and would like to receive this information in another format,
    please contact the Collaborative Applicant at or 805-560-1090.  


    2019 Priority Listing

    2019 Continuum of Care Application

    FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Information 

    2018 Continuum of Care Application

    2018 Priority Listing

    FY 2018 CoC Program Competition

    FY 2018 CoC Priority Listing

    FY 2017 CoC Program Competition