Cal OES Seeks Requests for Proposals for $4.6M in Specialized Emergency Housing Program Grant Funds

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Specialized Emergency Housing (KE) Program. About $4.6 million in grant funds is available for proposals that will expand emergency shelter and emergency housing assistance resources in California and provide services for victims of crime. 

Projects must identify an unmet emergency shelter or emergency housing need in their community and propose an innovative solution. Priority will be given to applicants/proposals that serve the victims of crime who are homeless youth, elderly, disabled, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning.

These KE Program funds are available for fiscal year 2017-18. Applicants may request up to $575,000 for a 24-month sub-award performance period that commences October 1, 2017, and ends September 30, 2019. Proposals are due Monday, August 14, 2017. The KE Program is supported with the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program funding. VOCA allows federal funding financial assistance to states supporting eligible crime victim assistance programs.

For more information on RFP for this grant, such as eligibility, and information on other grants provided by Cal OES can be found here. For more information on the Specialized Emergency Housing Program please contact Elizabeth Pollard in Cal OES’ Underserved Victims Unit.

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