Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) Application – Continuum of Care

HEAP is a $500 million block grant program designed to provide direct assistance to cities and counties to address the homelessness crisis throughout California. The HEAP grant is authorized by Senate Bill (SB) 850, which was signed into law by Governor Brown in June of 2018. As specified in Senate Bill 850, Sec. 50213 (a) and (b), administrative entities are eligible to receive program funding based on the following:

  • The homeless population range from the 2017 homeless Point in Time (PIT) count, and
  • The administrative entity’s proportionate share of total homeless population based on the 2017 homeless PIT count.

NOTE: This application must be completed in one session. There is no “Save” feature to allow partial completion with final completion at a later time,

Please respond to each of the questions below to ensure a complete application. Questions regarding the application should be directed to the HEAP team at HCFC@BCSH.ca.gov.

Section 1: Administrative Entity and Eligible Jurisdiction Identification

Administrative Entity & Contact Information:

Please enter the following required information.

Section 2: Homeless Emergency Aid Program Funds Section

Homeless Emergency Aid Program:

Select the block grants the Administrative Entity will be applying for. Please select one or both.

Senate Bill 850, Sec. 50213 (a)

Block grant grouping based on homeless population.


Senate Bill 850, Sec. 50213 (b)

Block grant based in Administrative Entity’s proportional share of total homeless population based on the 2017 homeless point in time count.


Total Amount Requested:

Proposed Use of Funding:

Use the drop-down menu to indicate the proposed activity estimated expenditure for each jurisdiction. Please use separate lines for each proposed activity. The total expenditure should equal the total requested grant amount above.

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Section 3: Required Information & Application Attachments

What collaborative planning activities have you conducted with community partners to determine the best use for the HEAP funds? Describe the activities in the box below. Your response is limited to 500 characters.

All applicants must email the attachments below for the application to be considered complete. After submission of this application, applicants will receive an email notification with an application number. Applicants must reply to the confirmation email and attach all required documentation in order to complete their application.