Encampment Resolution Funding Program, Round 3, Rolling Application (ERF-3-R)

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The California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) is pleased to announce the availability of Round 3 of the Encampment Resolution Funding (ERF) Program. ERF was established to provide funding to Local Jurisdictions, and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to support them to resolve the homelessness of people living in encampments.


ERF was established to increase collaboration between Cal ICH, Local Jurisdictions, and Continuums of Care (CoCs) for the following purposes:

• Assist Local Jurisdictions in ensuring the safety and wellness of people experiencing homelessness in encampments.
• Provide grants to Local Jurisdictions and CoCs to resolve critical encampment concerns and transition individuals into safe and stable housing.
• Encourage a data-informed, coordinated approach to address encampment concerns.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Other Legal Entity
  • Public Agency

Local Jurisdiction – means a city, including a charter city, a county, including a charter county, or a city and county, including a charter city and county.

Continuum of Care (CoC) – as defined in Section 578.3 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Per SB 101 (Chapter 12, statute of 2023), Local Jurisdictions have priority to apply for ERF programs on state right of way, over CoC applicants, until a date specified by Cal ICH.

Eligible Geographies:

Within the state of California

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.
See link for NOFA
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Through 6/30/2027

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:

See attached NOFA for specifics.

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).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Jeannie McKendry, 1-916-510-9446, calichgrants@bcsh.ca.gov