2019 CalHome Disaster Assistance, Round 2, Supplement

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Closed (80 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
  • Loan
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The purpose of CalHome is to enable low- and very low-income households to become or remain homeowners.


Approximately $100 million in state CalHome Program Disaster Assistance funds for the following eligible activities within the CalHome Program:

*First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance *Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Assistance (including reconstruction and Rehabilitation of manufactured homes not on a permanent foundation, and construction, repair, reconstruction, or Rehabilitation of ADUs or JADUs)*Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects*Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs*Homeownership Project Development Loans

CalHome Disaster Assistance funds will be awarded to local jurisdictions or nonprofits in counties impacted by 2017 and 2018 disasters included in four Federal Disaster Declarations. Northern California and Southern California counties eligible to receive housing assistance through FEMAIndividual Assistance pursuant to Federal Disaster Declaration DR-4344, Federal Disaster Declaration DR-4353, Federal Disaster Declaration DR-4382, and Federal Disaster Declaration DR-4407, are eligible to receive these CalHome funds. Eligible counties are Butte, Lake, LosAngeles, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sonoma, and Ventura.

Key words: Disaster, Fire Relief, Fires, California Disaster, First time homebuyer, down payment assistance, DAP, Accessory Dweling Units, Self-Help Programs, Self-Help Projects, Rehabilitation, Manufactured Homes, CalHome, Project Development Loans, Owner Occupied Rehabilitation

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Local public agencies and Nonprofit corporations are eligible to apply for CalHome if the applicant meets the eligibility requirments outlined on page 4 of the CalHome NOFA (Table 1 - Eligibility Requirements for Local Public Agencies and Nonprofit Corporations).

Eligible Geographies:

Limited to Butte, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sonoma, and Ventura Counties

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Refer Std. Agreement

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

$11 million in Proposition 46 funding $52 million in Proposition 1C funding $37 million in Proposition 1 funding

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds may be requested as either a reimbursement or as an advance. Pursuant to CCR 25§ 7753 (a), advances may include, but are not limited to:Homeownership Project Development Loan disbursements.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Mauro Lara, 1-916-263-2771, mauro.lara.ca@hcd.gov