NOFA: State ESG 2021

The County of San Mateo Department of Housing is pleased to announce, as of December 4, 2020, the issuance of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2021 State of California Emergency Solutions Grants (State ESG) Program.

The County of San Mateo Department of Housing was selected by the State of California as the Administrative Entity (AE) for the State of California ESG funding allocated to the County. The Department of Housing invites applications for eligible activities to address homelessness under the State Emergency Solutions Grants (State ESG) program. Under State Regulation 8403(i), the County of San Mateo is required to award no less than 40% of available State ESG funds for rapid re-housing activities. The remaining funds will be available to support emergency shelter operations as described in the NOFA. The NOFA guidelines, schedule, and Funding Priorities are posted below.

Note: Applications must be submitted online through City Data Services at Login details and instructions are contained in the NOFA.

Applications are due by 5pm on Thursday, January 14, 2021. 

Technical Assistance Session for Applicants: Thursday, January 7, 2021 through a virtual conference meeting. Zoom meeting link and time will be posted on this site; please check back frequently for updates. Attendance by applicants is not mandatory but highly encouraged, especially for any new applications/projects to the County. 

Information and Assistance: Staff is available to answer questions regarding the NOFA's and submittal of applications.
You may contact Tracy Choi by e-mail at


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