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Planning & Building

James A. Bergman


Housing Grants

CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs

The County of San Luis Obispo is an entitlement county participating in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs since 1994. The Urban County is a consortium of cities including Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo, plus the unincorporated areas of the County of San Luis Obispo, eligible to receive annual, formula based grants of CDBG, HOME and ESG funds directly from HUD.

These grant funds have assisted extremely low, very low, low and moderate income persons/households by providing services, housing and facilities throughout San Luis Obispo County.


Guidelines and Regulations

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The regulations governing the CDBG program can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 570.

HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)

The regulations governing the HOME program can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 92.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The regulations governing the ESG program can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 576.

Continuum of Care Grants

The Continuum of Care (CoC) in San Luis Obispo County consists of a variety of agencies and services that assist homeless clients in the County. The CoC grant from HUD provides over $1 million in assistance (both housing and services) to homeless individuals and families. On July 31, 2012, HUD released new regulations for the CoC program, and the regulations took effect on August 30, 2012.  The CoC regulations can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 57 at

On November 22, 2013, HUD released the FY 2013 Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2013 CoC program application competition. It can be found at  HUD anticipates a 5 percent cut in the program funds, so only renewal (existing) projects will be applied for.  No new grant applications will be accepted.

The following includes a timeline and resources for the FY 2013 competition:

Rating Criteria Released (Permanent Supportive Housing Criteria and Transitional Housing/Supportive Services Criteria): Thursday, December 5, 2013

*Please note that the Permanent Supportive Housing Criteria published on December 5, 2013 was revised on 12/30/13 to delete the performance measure/criteria related to 20% of participants having employment income.


Applications Released: Thursday, December 5, 2013

FY 2013 Grant Applications
Adobe Acrobat icon Supportive Services Only Application  MS Word 2003 Icon Supportive Services Only Application
Adobe Acrobat icon Transitional Housing Application MS Word 2003 Icon Transitional Housing Application
Adobe Acrobat icon Permanent Supportive Housing Application MS Word 2003 Icon Permanent Supportive Housing Application


Request for Proposals published in The Tribune: Friday, December 13, 2013

Subrecipient (non-profit) Applications due: Friday, December 20, 2013

Homeless Services Oversight Council Makes Recommendation for Ranking: January 15, 2014

Board of Supervisors Authorization to Apply to HUD and Ranking: January 28, 2014

County Application due to HUD: Monday, February 3, 2014


Submitted Grant Applications to HUD on January 31, 2014

1. CoC Application and Attachments

2. Project Listing

3. South County Supportive Services Only (CAPSLO)

4. HMIS (County)

5. SLO City Transitional Housing and Case Management (CAPSLO/TMHA)

6. North County Permanent Housing (CAPSLO)

7. North County Permanent Housing with Supports (TMHA)

8. North County Permanent Housing (TMHA)

9. South County Permanent Housing (CAPSLO)