Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)

The Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) is a one-time funding opportunity intended to provide immediate emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness or who are at imminent risk of homelessness in San Diego County.

About HEAP

The State of California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council in conjunction with the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, has announced the availability of one‐time grant funding to provide assistance to Continuum of Care to address the homelessness crisis. The Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) is authorized by SB 850 and was signed into law on July 27, 2018 by Governor Edmund G. Brown. HEAP provides for one-time flexible block grant funds of $18.8 million that was awarded to be distributed by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) for San Diego county over the course of a 2 year period. This one-time funding is intended to provide immediate emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness or who are at imminent risk of homelessness in San Diego County.

The awards have been announced for the following agency’s programs as of August 29, 2019. Please click here to see the award subrecipients for the first year of funding amounts, with an option to renew for the second year.

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