Tribal Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program, Round 2

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The California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) is pleased to announce the availability of $20 million of Tribal Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (Tribal HHAP) grant funding. These funds are available for California Federally Recognized Tribes and are designed to be flexible to meet the unique needs of each community in their goals to prevent and end homelessness.


California Federally Recognized Tribes are the only applicants able to receive Tribal HHAP funding; however, Tribes may partner with other organizations in their application and are encouraged to do so.

Tribal communities hold the expertise to design and implement culturally responsive solutions that meet needs of their communities. Health and Safety Code section 50220.8, subdivision (e) provides for nine broad categories where Tribal communities can choose a variety of interventions. Examples of these categories are provided below. Given the unique needs of tribes, Tribal HHAP program supports tribal self-determination to flexibly use a variety of interventions for each tribe’s unique needs.

Examples below are not exhaustive.

Rapid Rehousing: Rental subsidies and services including dedicated case management staff, and financial support such as landlord incentive payments, move-in costs, and security deposits to help individuals and families find and retain permanent housing.

Permanent Housing & Innovative Housing Solutions: The development of new permanent housing solutions, including motel and hotel conversion into housing on or off tribal lands. This includes the acquisition of new land, property, and buildings.

Operating subsidies: Subsidizing operating costs in new and existing affordable or supportive housing units, emergency shelters, and navigation centers. Necessities for operating a shelter, including, but not limited to meals, laundry, and hygiene.

Services Coordination:  Staff and services, including, but not limited to wrap around services, housing navigation, case management, improving access to employment, education, and training programs, cultural mentorship, or other services needed to promote housing stability.

Systems Support: Needs or gap assessments, data collection and analysis, trainings on best practices, capacity building, coordinated assessment and referral system management, and stipends for individuals with lived experience or other expertise to contribute to program development and/or oversight.

Prevention & Shelter Diversion: Homelessness prevention strategies and diversion from homelessness, including, but not limited to landlord incentive payments, case management, conflict resolution, rental assistance payments, rental arrears payments, utility payments, culturally appropriate talking circles, and cultural activities.

Shelter Improvements: To lower barriers that prevent access and increase privacy of participants.

Interim Sheltering: Non congregate shelter such as motel vouchers, prefabricated homes with shared kitchens and bathrooms, and other non-congregate types of shelter. Maintaining emergency shelter beds or extending shelter beds availability. Funding for domestic violence shelter or substance use disorder residential treatment, in tandem with permanent housing and alignment with a Housing First approach.

Administrative Costs: Capped at seven percent of program funds, and include overhead costs related to the eligible activity.

At least ten percent of funds must be used to meet the needs of homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness within the interventions proposed or in youth set aside activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Tribal Government

California Federally Recognized Tribes are the only applicants able to receive funding from Tribal HHAP; however, Tribes may partner with other organizations in their application and are encouraged to do so.

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.
Nov. - Dec. 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
June 30, 2027

Funding Details

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  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Tribal HHAP is authorized by Assembly Bill (AB) No. 140 (2021-2022 Reg. Sess.), which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 19, 2021.

Tribal HHAP is not subject to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act,(Health and Safety Code section 50217(f), Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

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)

Funding Method Notes:

One hundred percent of funds will be disbursed in a one-time allocation upon execution of the standard agreement and receipt of request for funds. Funds will be issued directly to the California Federally Recognized Tribe.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:, 1-279-899-2024,