The Imperial Valley Continuum of Care would like to invite qualified applicants to apply for funds to address the needs of homeless individuals at imminent risk of homelessness in the Imperial County.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the availability of new federal funds for the 2020 Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) Program of Balance of State (BoS) through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).  The 2020 estimated BoS allocation set aside for Imperial County is $322,956.  The 2020 ESG Balance of Allocation NOFA outlines application requirements and timelines for recommended applicants.  Funding of the BoS allocation is made available based on recommendations from a CoC in two ways.

Through regional competitions within three geographic regions (Northern Region, Bay Area Region, Central and Imperial Valley Region) pursuant to 25 CCR 8404 (a)(3); and
Through a noncompetitive process for Rapid Re-Housing (RR) activities.

CoCs 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 Imperial Valley Continuum of Care no later than:

                                                                                                  Friday June 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

The 2020 ESG Balance of State NOFA, application form along with federal and state regulations are posted on the ESG website: 

Additional information and links will also be available through the IVCCC website:  For additional questions, please contact Rita Tamayo at

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Posted 06/10/2020

ESG NOFA and application for BoS allocation released by HCD
Post ESG Balance of State Allocation NOFA on IVCCC website:
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Submit 1 hard copy and another scanned copy of ESG application on USB to County of Imperial Procurement 1125 Main Street, El Centro, CA. 92244
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