Funding Available for Shelters, Motels and Outreach — You must apply by November 30

Funding for Shelters, Motels and Outreach

The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) 


Funding requests for the OEO Emergency Services Program-COVID (ESP-CV) and Coronavirus Relief Funding-Emergency Services Program (CRF-ESP) funding are due Monday, November 30.

No additional requests will be considered after this time.

There is still a significant amount of CRF-ESP funding available for expenses through December 30, so please consider what expenses might be needed to address COVID-19 in your shelter and/or outreach programs and submit a survey to request funds by November 30, 2020. 


Requests can now be made for expenses through June 30, 2021.

To submit a request, use the same online survey that has been used for previous requests and submit a Budget Request Form, both of which can be found on the Heading Home Alliance website.

You must request the full amount of funding needed through June 30, 2021 NOW using the online survey.  You will NOT be able to submit a new request for funding after November 30. The additional funds that are now available for January 1- June 30, 2021 totals $2.8 million. More funding may become available, however, due to the limited amount available at this time, these funds will be:

  • Prioritized for projects already receiving ESP-CV and CRF-ESP funding.
  • Prioritized for shelter units that would be lost on December 30 without continued funding.
  • Prioritized for shelter provided during the coldest winter months (January-March). Initial awards may only go through March (the coldest winter months) and if more funding is secured, additional awards for April-June 30 would be made based on requests received by November 30. 
  • Target funding for expenses that are absolutely necessary to keep shelter units open (such as staffing and hotel costs). 

Because these additional funds for January 1-June 30, 2021 are ESP-CV funding, the funds must be used to serve people experiencing homelessness as outlined in legislation and cannot be used for Administrative expenses. 


November 30: Survey closes at 11:59 p.m.

December 1-5: Surveys reviewed Week of December 7: Notifications of funding decisions will be sent

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