Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)
- HEAP Application - Continuums of Care
- HEAP Application – Large Cities
- HEAP Application Map - Continuums of Care
- HEAP Application Map - Large Cities
- HEAP Application Instructions - Continuums of Care
- HEAP Application Instructions - Large Cities
Supplemental HEAP Application Materials
- Sample Shelter Crisis Declaration
- Waiver Request Form
- STD 204 Form for Nongovernmental Organizations
- GovtTIN Form for Governmental Organizations
- Authorized Signatories Form
About the Homeless Emergency Aid Program
The Homeless Emergency Aid Program was established by statute to provide localities with flexible block grant funds to address their immediate homelessness challenges.
The Homeless Emergency Aid Block Grants will provide $500 million in one-time funding to enable local governments to respond to homelessness. Allocations are as follows:
- $250 million to Continuums of Care based on 2017 homeless point in time count;
- $150 million direct allocation to a city or city that is also a county with a population of 330,000 or more as of January 1, 2018; and
- $100 million to Continuums of Care based on their percentage of the statewide 2017 homeless population.
- City, county, or joint power must declared an emergency shelter crisis (waiver process for smaller cities and counties that do not declare a shelter emergency).
- Continuum of Care must demonstrate collaboration with other city, county, or nonprofit partners.
- Emergency housing vouchers
- Rapid rehousing
- Emergency shelter construction, and
- Use of armories to provide temporary shelters, among other activities
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.