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San Luis Obispo County, California

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Housing Grants

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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.

  • 2015 CDBG Application  PDF/Word
  • 2015 HOME Application   PDF/Word
  • 2015 ESG Application    PDF/Word

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 578 at www.hudexchange.info/title578.

On September 16, 2014, HUD released the FY 2014 Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2014 CoC program application competition. It can be found at www.hudexchange.info/nofa.  HUD anticipates that all renewal programs will be funded.

  • Request for Proposals Released Today Sept. 19th 2014
  • Subrecipient (non-profit) Applications due: Oct. 1st 2014 at 5pm
  • Homeless Services Oversight Council Makes Recommendation: Oct. 7th 2014
  • Board of Supervisors Authorization to Apply to HUD and Ranking: Oct. 28th 2014
  • County Application due to HUD: Oct. 30th 2014

Rating Criteria for FY 2014 Applications