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Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Social Services office hours will be limited to Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Department of Social Services is committed to a continuation of services during this crisis. The Department encourages applicants and participants to go online to apply for benefits, submit documents, and manage their cases. 

Submit documents by emailing [email protected]

1) Please include your full name, your phone number, your case number (if known), and your worker’s name  and worker number to make sure the information is correctly routed

2) Submit documents or manage your case by accessing your MyBenefitsCalWIN account at

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – English

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – Spanish

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County of San Luis Obispo

CESH Informational Meeting

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity to provide assistance to homeless persons in San Luis Obispo County.


In 2018, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 850, creating the California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program (CESH) grant.  This program is a one-time-only, limited-term formula grant allocated to the San Luis Obispo County Continuum of Care by the State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH). The intention of this grant is to provide aid to people experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness in local Continuum of Care service areas.   The County of San Luis Obispo is the Administrative Entity for the San Luis Obispo County Continuum of Care (SLO CoC) CESH grants and the funding will be administered by the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services.


CESH funding is divided into two funding rounds – a 2018 and a 2019 round.  Grants for the first round, referred to as the 2018 round, were awarded by the County in May 2019.  The County is now issuing a Request for Proposals from eligible applicants for the second round, referred to as the 2019 round.  A total of $392,231 is available for application under this Request for Proposals.


If you are interested in learning more about the available funding program and how to apply, please review the Request for Proposals linked below.  In addition, an Informational Meeting will be presented via Zoom on Tuesday, September 8th at 3 p.m.

Click on this link to attend the Zoom meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday September 8:


Or call in: +1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 953 5765 2297

Passcode: 095156

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom call