Tribal Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (Tribal HHAP) Grants Program

$40 million in flexible funding to prevent and end homelessness in tribal communities is available for federally recognized tribes in California, with up to $20 million to be dispersed in 2022 and the remaining $20 million to be dispersed in 2023. Funding provided in 2022 will need to be spent by June 30, 2026. Uses for funding are broad, and can include strengthening crisis responsive systems, permanent housing and innovative housing solutions, landlord incentives, operating subsidies and reserves, strengthening partnerships between systems for improved service delivery, shelter improvements, and more.

To review the Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA) click here.

To review the Application Announcement and/or apply for 2022 funding, click here.

Outreach and Engagement

With consideration of the guidelines provided in Health & Safety Code, Sections 50218.6-50223, the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) is interested in partnering with federally recognized tribes and stakeholders in the development of a tribal program to prevent and end homelessness, including a grant application that meets the needs of tribal communities.

Cal ICH’s Tribal Liaison will be conducting outreach to federally recognized tribes and tribal housing technical assistance partners to discuss opportunities, receive feedback regarding tribal needs, and provide information. This included hosting three Listening Sessions in March 2022, in which the needs of tribal communities were sought, and questions answered.

Cal ICH envisages this as the start of an ongoing relationship in which Cal ICH can learn how to best support federally recognized tribes and their stakeholders in the development and implementation of culturally responsive solutions that best meet the needs of the tribal communities being served.

If you are interested in consultation with Cal ICH’s Tribal Liaison, please contact Vevila Hussey, Tribal Liaison, at Vevila.Hussey@bsch.ca.gov.

2022 Timeline

In February, Cal ICH will be engaging federally recognized tribes to build relationship, announce the availability of funding, and share opportunities for partnership. In March, Cal ICH will be seeking feedback from our tribal partners in the development of application processes that meet the needs of tribal communities. In April 2022, Cal ICH will release the grant application, with consideration of the needs of California’s Federally Recognized Tribes, for this year’s round of funding. In April & May, 2022, Cal ICH will be further engaging tribes and providing technical assistance. By June 30, 2022.  applications must be submitted to Cal ICH, per Section 50218.6(3)(B) of the Health & Safety Code. Cal ICH will approve the application and issue a notice of award or request an amended application within 30 days of receipt of the application. Cal ICH will continue to partner with federally recognized tribes to improve the application process and engage and support tribes to end homelessness within their communities in any way possible. 2022 Tribal program funding will need to be spent by June 2026. There will be an additional allocation of funding in 2023, which will need to be spent by June 2027.

In February, Cal ICH will be engaging federally recognized tribes to build relationship, announce the availability of funding, and share opportunities for partnership.

In March, Cal ICH will be seeking feedback from our tribal partners in the development of application processes that meet the needs of tribal communities.

In April 2022, Cal ICH will release the grant application, with consideration of the needs of California’s Federally Recognized Tribes, for this year’s round of funding.

In April - June 2022, Cal ICH will be further engaging tribes and providing technical assistance.

By June 30, 2022. applications must be submitted to Cal ICH, per Section 50218.6(3)(B) of the Health & Safety Code.

Cal ICH will respond to applications received within 30 days of receipt.

Cal ICH will continue to partner with federally recognized tribes to improve the application process and engage and support tribes to end homelessness within their communities in any way possible.

2022 Tribal program funding will need to be spent by June 2026.

There will be an additional allocation of funding in 2023, which will need to be spent by June 2027.

Tribal HHAP Program Resources

Informational Resources

Government Partners

Examples of Tribal Programs that Prevent & End Homelessness

Contact Information

Vevila Hussey, Tribal Liaison
(916) 510-9445
Vevila.Hussey@bsch.ca.gov