2023 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS PROGRAM - BALANCE OF STATE ALLOCATION
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
The Imperial Valley Continuum of Care (IVCCC) would like to invite qualified applicants to apply for funds to address the needs of homeless individuals and individuals at imminent risk of homelessness in Imperial County.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of new federal funds for the 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program Balance of State (BoS) through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The 2023 estimated BoS allocation set aside for Imperial County is $290,963. The 2023 ESG BoS Allocation NOFA outlines application requirements and timelines for recommended applicants.
The ESG program provides funding for the following objectives:
Engaging individuals and families experiencing homelessness;
Improving the quality of Emergency Shelters (ES) for individuals and families experiencing homelessness by helping to operate these shelters, and by providing essential services to shelter residents;
Rapidly re-housing individuals and families experiencing homelessness; and
Preventing families/individuals from becoming homeless.
Funding in the BoS allocation is made available based on recommendations from a CoC in two ways:
1. Through regional competitions within three geographic regions (Northern Region, Bay Area Region, Central and Imperial Valley Region) pursuant to the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 25 CCR 8404 (a) (3); and
2. Through a non-competitive process for Rapid Re-Housing (RR) Activities.
Continuum of Cares are responsible for recommending applicants to HCD for funds available under the NOFA. Therefore, qualified applicants interested in applying must submit their ESG BoS application for review to the IVCCC no later than:
The 2023 ESG BoS NOFA, application forms along with federal and state regulations are posted on the HCD website:
For additional questions, please contact Rhoda Hoffman at Rhodahoffman@co.imperial.ca.us
2023 ESG Balance of State Application Timeline
July 28, 2023 2023 ESG-BoS NOFA released by HCD
August 15, 2023 HCD application portal released
September 18, 2023 2023 ESG-BoS application workshop will be held via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. (workshop not mandatory but recommended). Interested participants must register via the following link: Technical Workshop Registration
September 18, 2023 Technical assistance questions from applicants due to Imperial County Purchasing Department by
5:00 p.m. via email to Rhoda Hoffman (Rhodahoffman@co.imperial.ca.us)
September 28, 2023 Submit 3 hard copies (1 original and 2 copies) and 1 USB copy of the application by 4:00 p.m. to: IVCCC Administrative Entity, at Imperial County Office of Purchasing, 1125 W. Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243
September 29, 2023 Scoring and Ranking Committee reviews and ranks projects.
October 4, 2023 IVCCC Executive Board approves CoC recommendations.
October 5, 2023 Notification and forms submitted to recommended agencies.
October 6-16, 2023 Applications due to HCD on October 16, 2023 by 3:00 p.m. PDT