Council Administered Grants

Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program – Rounds 1 and 2

HHAP Round 1 is a $650 million grant that provides local jurisdictions with funds to support regional coordination and expand or develop local capacity to address their immediate homelessness challenges.

HHAP Round 2 is a $300 million grant that provides support to local jurisdictions to continue to build on regional collaboration developed through previous rounds of HCFC funding and to develop a unified regional response to homelessness.

Eligible Applicants:

  • The 44 Continuums of Care (CoCs)
  • The 13 large cities, or cities that are also counties, with populations of 300,000 or more, as of January 1, 2019, according to data published on the Department of Finance’s internet website
  • 58 counties

Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)

The Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) is responsible for administering the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), a one-time $500 million block grant program created in 2018. HEAP was established to provide direct assistance to California’s homeless Continuums of Care (CoCs) and large cities to address the homelessness crisis throughout the state.


On March 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 89, which was approved unanimously by the state Legislature. SB 89 authorized a total appropriation of up to $1 billion to provide assistance to help fight the spread of COVID-19. On March 18, 2020, Governor Newsom’s Administration allocated $100 million in emergency funding from SB 89 to local governments to help protect this vulnerable population and reduce the spread of COVID-19 by safely getting individuals into shelter and providing immediate housing options.