The State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program on October 30, 2014 (

As a part of the ESG application to the state, all applicants must submit Attachment D (Certification of Local Need – Need for Funds) to the local Continuum of Care (CoC) serving their respective projects.  The local CoC will then assign points for the Attachment D rating category on all ESG applications received in their service area based on the proposed project’s alignment with the CoC funding priorities.  CoC’s are required to complete the Attachment D form and submit the Attachment D package to HCD.

INSTRUCTIONS - 2014 ESG NOFA Applicants:

If you are an applicant under the 2014 State of California ESG NOFA, please follow the instructions below:

  • Notify the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) at immediately to inform us that you are submitting an ESG application to the State of California.  An email will be sent to you with instructions on submitting the Attachment D application package to LAHSA during the first week of December.
  • The Attachment D application package is due to LAHSA by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (PST).   

Attachment D Evaluation, Scoring, and Ranking Procedure:

All Attachment D application packages received will be:

  • Evaluated and scored for the proposed project’s alignment with Los Angeles CoC (LA CoC)funding priorities
  • Certified for the applicant’s level of participation in CoC governance and planning activities (Coordinating Council)
  • Certified for the applicant’s participation in HMIS or comparable database
  • Certified for the applicant’s adherence to the LA CoC Written Standards to the component applied for
  • Certified for the applicant’s participation in Coordinated Assessment (Homeless Family Solutions System and/or Coordinated Entry System)

LA CoC Funding Principles and Priorities:

Click on the following link for the LA CoC Funding Principles and Priorities document

2014 State ESG NOFA Timeline:

  • October 30, 2014            HCD releases the 2014 ESG NOFA
  • November 18, 2014        HCD issued Addendum #1
  • November 25, 2014        LAHSA sends email announcing instructions for Attachment D
  • December 1-12, 2014     LAHSA sends Attachment D application package to Applicants
  • December 12, 2014         by 5:00pm, intent to apply for ESG notification due to LAHSA
  • December 19, 2014         by 5:00pm, ESG Application due to HCD
  • December 31, 2014         by 12:00pm, Attachment D application package due to LAHSA
  • January 30, 2015            CoC deadline to submit Attachment D package to HCD

Please contact with any questions or concerns.

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