Past Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The following NOFA are now closed. They are posted here for reference only. To view any currently active NOFA, please click  HERE

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COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST (LOI) AND STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS AS OPERATOR FOR INTERIM HOUSING PROJECT

The County of Santa Barbara is pleased to release this request for Letters of Interest (LOI) and Statement of Qualification (SOQ) to operate interim housing for unsheltered homeless individuals. Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program and other funds allocated through the State of California will provide essential services and operation of the interim housing site. The operator will be required to operate in a person-centered, trauma-informed approach. Please see this document for additional details. You may also wish to forward this information to other partners.

ISSUED: JUNE 11, 2021 | LOI/SOQ DUE BY 4:30 P.M., THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

Questions regarding this LOI and SOQ may be submitted by email or phone. Submit letters s to Kimberlee Albers @ kalbers@co.santa-barbara.ca.us


COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST (LOI) AND STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS AS OPERATOR FOR PROJECT ROOMKEY

The County of Santa Barbara is pleased to release this request for Letters of Interest (LOI) and Statement of Qualification (SOQ) to provide non-congregate shelter for persons at increased risk of medical complications from COVID-19. FEMA and Coronavirus Relief funds are available to operate Project Roomkey to provide emergency shelter until September 30, 2021. Please see this document for additional details. You may also wish to forward this information to other partners.

ISSUED: APRIL 6, 2021 | LOI/SOQ DUE BY 4:30 P.M., MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021

Questions regarding this LOI and SOQ may be submitted by email or phone. Submit letters s to Kimberlee Albers @ kalbers@co.santa-barbara.ca.us


The County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department is pleased to issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for:

  1. Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP)
  2. Community Corrections Partnership
  3. Continuum of Care Change of Grantee


Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP)
Available funding includes over $950,000 for shelter diversion and projects benefiting unaccompanied youth (under age 25). Please visit this link to view the NOFA.

Applicants for HHAP funds must attend a mandatory applicant training on March 11 by Zoom. Additional details and RSVP links are included in the NOFA. 

Update: Note Service Prioritization Areas are divided into three sub-regions within the County: North-, Mid-, and South-County. Countywide geographic coverage should incorporate all sub-regions. 

Please contact lboss@countyofsb.org with any questions.


Community Corrections Partnership (CCP)
The Santa Barbara County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) has approved $365,000 in funding for supportive housing for justice-involved individuals. Please visit this link to view the NOFA. 

Applicants for CCP funds must attend a mandatory applicant training on March 11 by Zoom. Additional details and RSVP links are included in the NOFA. 

Please contact kalbers@co.santa-barbara.ca.us with any questions. 


CoC Change of Grantee
The Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care(CoC) currently has $79,444 in funds available for a new Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project through a Change of Grantee with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This project may be single or scattered site, but must include a rental housing subsidy as well as supportive services. The process for applying for CoC funds will begin with a Notice of Intent (NOI). The electronic copy of the CoC NOI must be submitted via email to jblack@co.santa-barbara.ca.us no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, March 25, 2021. If multiple NOIs are received by applicant's with capacity to administer grant, applicants will be asked to submit a full application similar to annual CoC competition.

Applicants for the Continuum of Care (CoC) New Project Funding, please submit the NOI found at the end of the NOFA (posted here) to jblack@co.santa-barbara.ca.us  

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Coordinated Entry System Evaluation in Santa Barbara County 

The County of Santa Barbara invites you to consider a proposal for Coordinated Entry System Evaluation in Santa Barbara County. Please see this document for additional details. You may also wish to forward this information to other partners. Please submit proposals by 4:30 P.M. on Monday, February 15, 2021. 

For more information please contact: 
Lucille Boss
Housing Programs Specialist Senior
lboss@countyofsb.org

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NOFA Emergency Solutions Grants – Coronavirus Round 2 (ESG-CV2) program.  

Application due date HAS BEEN EXTENDED to12/18/2020 by 5pm.

Applicants may revise previously submitted application. Any attendee of the mandatory training may submit a new application.

Applications are available and will be submitted through Neighborly Software, and can be accessed here: https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/santabarbaracountyca/Participant 

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the State of California Housing and Community Development (State HCD) notified the County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department (CSD) on October 2, 2020 that it will receive and entitlement allocation of $6,119,496 in Emergency Solutions Grant Round 2 (ESG-CV2) funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus among individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. State HCD designated the County of Santa Barbara as the Administrative Entity (AE) for these funds. 

Given the rise in cases of COVID-19 and additional guidance from the State of California, the County of Santa Barbara will retain $400,000 in ESG-CV2 funding to continue Project Roomkey operations and house guests from Roomkey to prevent returns to homelessness. Providers have been given instructions for Roomkey referrals. These funds will leverage additional funding awarded by the State of California. The amount of funding available for Emergency Shelter has been reduced by $200,000 (new maximum $1,741,425). The amount available for Rapid Re-Housing has been reduced by $200,000 (new maximum $2,255,711). 

Please click HERE to access the NOFA - UPDATED 11/5/2020

mandatory applicant training will took place on November 5th, 10am-12pm

Training Slides can be found HERE

FAQ - Update 11-19-2020

For any questions or assistance, please contact Jett Black-Maertz jblack@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

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COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST (LOI) AND STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS AS OPERATOR FOR AN ISLA VISTA NAVIGATION AND SHELTER CENTER

The County of Santa Barbara is pleased to release this request for Letters of Interest (LOI) and Statement of Qualification (SOQ) to provide emergency sheltering options for unsheltered homeless individuals in Isla Vista. Coronavirus Relief funds are available to operate a navigation/supportive services center for up to 6 months. Please see this document for additional details. You may also wish to forward this information to other partners.

ISSUED: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020  |  LOI/SOQ DUE BY 4:30 P.M., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020

Questions regarding this LOI and SOQ may be submitted by email or phone. Submit letters s to Kimberlee Albers @ kalbers@co.santa-barbara.ca.us


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Targeted Outreach to Homeless Encampments in Santa Barbara County 

The County of Santa Barbara invites you to consider a proposal for Targeted Outreach to Homeless Encampments in Santa Barbara County. Please see this document for additional details. You may also wish to forward this information to other partners. Please submit proposals by 4:30 P.M. on Friday, August 28, 2020. 

For more information please contact: 
Lucille Boss
Housing Specialist Senior
Email: lboss@co.santa-barbara.ca.us | Phone #: 1 (805) 568-3533

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Round I Emergency Solutions Grant- Coronavirus (ESG-CV)

On July 7, 2020 the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution authorizing Santa Barbara County HCD to apply for the formula allocation of $1,031,300.00 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds created by the CARES Act and administered through the Sate of California. $977,000 in ESG-CV funds will be available for award as State HCD has allocated 5.2% to the administrative entity for administrative costs. On June 16, 2020 the CoC Planning Committee voted to allocate 70% ($683,900)of Round I of ESG-CV funding to Emergency Shelter providers and 30% (293,100) of Round I ESG-CV funding to Street Outreach activities.

ESG-CV Applications are due by 5pm on August 21st, 2020

Eligible Activities

Emergency Shelter

  • Provide temporary emergency shelters to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.
  • Improvements at shelters to create social distancing, cleaning protocols, personal protective equipment, housing opportunities, increased access to health services.
  • Training on infectious disease prevention and mitigation
  • Provide hazard pay for staff working directly to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Street Outreach

  • Street medicine and health outreach programs.
  • Personal Protective Equipment, hygiene kits, basic needs.
  • Assist with housing interventions to move to individual living quarters.
  • Training on infectious disease prevention and mitigation.
  • Provide hazard pay for staff working directly to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Additional meal/food costs as a result in a reduction in meal shares/distribution.

How to Access the Application

HCD will conduct an initial screening to determine eligibility before distributing applications.

  • Please email Jett Black-Maertz at jblack@sbccsd.org.
  • In your email, please provide:
    • Organization Name
    • Contact Information (name and phone number of best person to answer questions)
    • Brief description of activities for which you are requesting reimbursement

ESG-CV Applications are due by 5pm on August 21st, 2020


CESH, ESG, and CoC NOFA

The County Community Services Department's Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of funding to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Community Services Department is the Collaborative Applicant and Administrative Entity for the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

 

  Funding Source Est. Amount Available   Eligible Uses
California Emergency Solutions And Housing (CESH) $229,777 Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) $303,357 Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, and Rapid Re-housing
Continuum of Care Program $854,707 Permanent Supportive Housing

   

The full NOFA can be found HERE

The most recent FAQ can be found HERE.

Application Information:

To access the County of Santa Barbara ESG grant application, click on or copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/County_of_Santa_Barbara/2020_State_Emergency_Solutions_Grants_ESG_Program   

Following are detailed Applicant Instructions which explains  how to set up an Applicant account and  add Collaborators.  

 

To access the County of Santa Barbara CESH grant application, click on or copy and paste this link into your browser:



https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2133&limited=2867 

Following are detailed Applicant Instructions which explains  how to set up an Applicant account and  add Collaborators.  

**It was recently brought to our attention that there was not a template for the Application Certification. This form has been added and must be completed and uploaded into you application before the deadline. If can be located in the "documents" list.

 

To access the County of Santa Barbara CoC Program NOI, click HERE

 

ESG, CESH, and CoC - MANDATORY Applicant Training

MANDATORY Applicant Training

Remote meeting via Zoom

Power Point from this training can be found HERE

Attendance at training is required. Attendee(s) must be the agency's executive director and/or staff responsible for program implementation. Applicants' grant writers and others are welcome to attend; however, their attendance will not count toward the attendance requirement.


If Applicants have any technical questions, they can:

1) Search for a quick answer at ZoomGrants University ( help.zoomgrants.com );

2) If additional technical assistance is needed, applicants can contact:

ZoomGrants Technical Support:

Email:  questions@zoomgrants.com  

Phone: 866.323.5404 ext. 2  

State of California Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP) funding will be available in one-time flexible block grants intended to expand and develop local capacity to address their immediate homeless challenges informed by a best practices framework focused on moving homeless individuals and families into permanent housing and supporting the efforts of those individuals and families to maintain their permanent housing. 


Notice of Funding Availability for HHAP

Application Information:

Applications are accepted electronically via ZoomGrants only. Access to the applications is posted at www.countyofsb.org/housing

To access the County of Santa Barbara HHAP grant application, click on or copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2133&limited=2782

Following are detailed Applicant Instructions which explains  how to set up an Applicant account and  add Collaborators.  


HHAP - MANDATORY Applicant Training

Training was held via ZoomGrants on April 21, 2020

Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) MANDATORY Applicant Training

Training slides can be found here

A list of frequently asked questions can be found here


If Applicants have any technical questions, they can:

1) Search for a quick answer at ZoomGrants University ( help.zoomgrants.com );

2) If additional technical assistance is needed, applicants can contact:

ZoomGrants Technical Support:

Email:  questions@zoomgrants.com  

Phone: 866.323.5404 ext. 2  


Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP)

  • Rental assistance and rapid rehousing
  • Incentives for Landlords 
  • Youth Set-Aside: Rental assistance and rapid rehousing
  • Youth Set-Aside: Outreach and coordination to assist vulnerable populations in accessing permanent housing and to promote housing stability in supportive housing


HHAP Local Process Timeline

HHAP Summary


If you have a specialized need and would like to receive this information in another format,
please contact the Collaborative Applicant at kalbers@sbccsd.org or 805-560-1090.
Please forward this Public Solicitation to any interesting parties, listservs, and post on public bulletin boards.     

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*** Overnight Parking for Persons Experiencing Homelessness ***

The County of Santa Barbara, as part of the FY 2019-20 Work Plan to Address Homelessness, seeks to expand overnight parking for persons living in their vehicles.

This Notice of Funding Availability seeks to identify an experienced provider(s) to add 80 overnight parking spots across the county.

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The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development released the Fiscal Year 2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition NOFA on July 3rd, 2019. The NOFA, and additional information regarding the competition, is available on the HUD Exchange website HERE. Please contact HCD staff with any questions. 

Available Funding: $2,042,498 in funding through the CoC Program for housing and services for persons experiencing homelessness, including $172,044 in Domestic Violence Bonus funding.

The Santa Maria/Santa Barbara Continuum of Care (CoC) issues this Public Solicitation for new Project Applications. We encourage new agencies that do not currently receive CoC Program Funds, as well as current recipients, to consider applying for a new permanent supportive housing project, a new rapid re-housing project, and/or a new transitional housing/rapid rehousing hybrid project. For more information, please find a Full Summary of the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition NOFA here, including all eligible funding types and additional federal competition details.

A mandatory Technical Assistance Workshop for all interested applicants will be held on:
Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Buellton Recreation Center
301 2nd Street, Buellton

Local Process Handbook for the HUD CoC Program Competition

CoC NOFA Technical Assistance Handbook  

"New and Renewal eSNAPs Project Applications and All Attachments Will Be Due August 13, 2019 by 12:00 pm."
 
All are welcome. This workshop will outline the local competition and project application requirements. If you are able, please RSVP to sb@homebaseccc.org by Wednesday, July 17 and let us know how many of your staff will be attending the workshop.

This Public Solicitation will be posted in virtual locations and distributed, including the following:

  • Santa Maria/Santa Barbara Continuum of Care Website
  • Santa Barbara County Website
  • Jurisdictional Websites
  • Continuum of Care Listserv
  • Partner Listservs
  • Via CoC Board Meeting and Partner Meetings

If you have a specialized need and would like to receive this information in another format,
please contact the Collaborative Applicant at kalbers@sbccsd.org or 805-560-1090.
Please forward this Public Solicitation to any interesting parties, listservs, and post on public bulletin boards.
Inquiries about this process may be directed HomeBase at sb@homebaseccc.org


*** For Reference Only ***

Past NOFA previously posted