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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
On October 12th, The County Community Services Department's Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for several grants and loans to support programs and services for low-moderate income persons and special needs populations such as elderly, disabled, homeless, people with mental illness, people experiencing abuse, and person's with HIV/AIDS. Funds support public services and capital projects that will serve Santa Barbara County residents.  
The Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) is included in section VII, VIIB of the combined NOFA which can be found here.
HEAP Applicant Training Materials
HEAP & CESH Applicant Training Presentation Slides
NEW AAQ posted 11.2.18  (will be updated and posted thru November 2nd)
The application can be accessed here.
Once on the ZoomGrants site, you will be asked to create a username and password (one username and password per agency), applicants may begin work on their applications. ZoomGrants automatically saves work and applicants may log off and log on again at any time and from any computer to continue working on their applications. Applications will be locked for editing at 5:00 p.m. on the deadline listed below. Click "Submit" to submit applications. 
Application Due Date for Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) and California Emergency California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH):
November 16, 2018 at 5pm
To learn more information about State Program click here.
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