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Updated 9/19/2023


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:

                                                                                                    September 28, 2023

The 2023 ESG BoS NOFA, application forms along with federal and state regulations are posted on the HCD website:

HCD - 2023 ESG BoS

For additional questions, please contact Rhoda Hoffman at


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 14, 2023           Release 2023 ESG-BoS RFP on IVCCC website: IVCCC and Imperial County Purchasing Department                                                               website: Imperial County Department of Purchasing 

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 (

September 19, 2023          Technical assistance questions from applicants posted by 5:00 p.m. on the IVCCC website: IVCCC and                                                         Imperial County Purchasing Department website: County of Imperial Purchasing                                                                                                                     

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 





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