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November 9: HEAP Funding Community Planning Meeting

Dear Community Members,

The Community Action Partnership Solano Joint Powers Authority (CAP Solano JPA) and the Housing First Continuum of Care (CoC) invite you to attend a community meeting to discuss opportunities to strengthen our homeless crisis response system and decide community priorities for addressing homelessness.

California’s 2018-2019 state budget creates the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) Block Grants, which will provide $500 million in one-time funding to enable local governments to respond to homelessness.  The Solano County CoC will receive approximately $4.9 million in funds from this grant to help address the unsheltered homelessness crisis in the County.  
At minimum, 5% of the funds Solano County receives must be spent on youth related programs and activities.   We are holding a community stakeholder meeting to present new ideas and gather stakeholder input on suggestions for how to best utilize HEAP dollars that are targeted to those unsheltered in our community. Interventions will be prioritized based on consensus at the community stakeholder meeting listed below and approved by the Solano Continuum of Care.

Community Stakeholder Meeting
Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am
Suisun City Council Chambers
701 Civic Center Blvd
Suisun City, CA 94585

If you have any questions please email If you would like to learn more about HEAP in advance of the meeting please visit the HEAP state funding website here. 

Please share this meeting invite with listservs and community members that might be interested. 

Funding Opportunity: Partnership Healthplan of California

The Community Action Partnership of Solano, Joint Powers Authority (CAP Solano JPA) is pleased to announce two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for a $4,863,964 Local Housing Innovation Grant from the Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC). The Housing Innovation Grant will support implementation of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Forward Together Five-Year Regional Strategic Plan, as well as the development of additional Permanent Supportive Housing units, short and/or medium-term housing assistance, and wrap around supportive services for Solano County’s most vulnerable Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.

The Capital Housing Projects RFP (RFP #2018-2) seeks proposals for capital housing projects creating permanent supportive housing to serve Medi-Cal eligible beneficiaries who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Solano County. The maximum individual grant amount under this RFP is $1,500,000. Grant funds may be used for capital projects adequately zoned for the implementation of permanent supportive housing dedicated to meeting the high priority needs of PHC members. More information regarding available funding, eligible applicants, eligible activities, and eligible populations can be found here.

The Housing Services and Supportive Services RFP (RFP #2018-1) seeks proposals for the provision of rental assistance and/or supportive services from interested and qualified applicants. The maximum individual grant amount under this RFP is $1,081,070. The RFP seeks proposals for funding for a combination of subsidized housing and/or supportive services projects to serve Medi-Cal eligible beneficiaries who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Solano County. More information regarding available funding, eligible applicants, eligible activities, and eligible populations can be found here.

A Bidder’s Conference for both RFPs will take place at the following time and location:

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 10:00AM
Location: Suisun City Council Chambers
701 Civic Center Boulevard
Suisun City, CA 94585

Participants are invited to bring any questions they have about either RFP to the meeting. All are welcome to attend. Interested parties are encouraged to email questions in advance of the Bidders Conference, and a Frequently Asked Questions page will be posted on the CAP Solano JPA website.

Applicants must email a Notice of Intent to Apply via email to by December 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm PST. The Notice of Intent should include a brief summary of the project design you intend to propose, whether you are applying for housing services and/or supportive services funding, the target population you plan to serve with your project, and a brief overview of your plan

Applicants must submit their full application and any required attachments via email to by December 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm PST.

For more information regarding the Capital Housing Projects RFP and/or the Housing Services and Supportive Services RFP, please contact the RFP Coordinators:

Allison Ulrich                                                                                 
Ulrich Consulting                                                                                                               
(504) 291-8835                                                                            

Chloe Noonan
(415) 788-7961 x. 345

​​2018 CoC Application Now Available

​The 2018 Continuum of Care Consolidated Application is now available. Please find the Consolidated Application below. This consists of the 2018 Housing First Solano Continuum of Care Application and Priority Listing, which will be submitted as the 2018 CoC Consolidated Application for the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (CoC). The Priority Listing and CoC Application are posted here for review by the public and all stakeholders in the homeless system of care, including any experts or community members who have feedback they would like to share prior to submission on September 17, 2018.

2018 CoC Application
2018 CoC Priority Listing

Upcoming Meetings

All meetings located in the Vista Conference Room at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA unless otherwise indicated.

CAP Solano JPA Board Meeting
Thursday, December 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Solano County Strategic Planning Effort

In 2016, the CAP Solano JPA led a county-wide, community-based strategic planning effort to create a five-year plan to address homelessness throughout the county. The final plan was approved in March 2017. Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Forward Together, the 5-Year Regional Strategic Plan to Respond to Homelessness in Solano County, is available here

Click here to learn more about Solano County's Strategic Plan to Respond to Homelessness.

2017 Point-in-Time Count Results

The results of the 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) count are now available. The PIT Count is an enumeration of persons experiencing homelessness, whether sheltered or unsheltered, on a single night in January. The PIT count is conducted at least biannually in Solano and is a requirement to receive homeless assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The PIT Count uses HUD’s definition of homelessness, which includes persons living in shelters and places not meant for human habitation, but excludes persons who are living doubled up with others due to economic hardship or those living in RV or trailer parks.

For a summary of the PIT Count methodology and results, please view the press release here.

The full PIT Count Report can be found here, and an executive summary can be found here.

Frequently asked questions can be found here. ​

2018-2019 Community Action Plan

As the Community Action Agency for Housing First Solano, the CAP Solano JPA has prepared a 2018-2019 Community Action Plan in compliance with the Community Services Block Grant Program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The 2018-2019 Community Plan identifies top causes for poverty in Solano County and explains the JPA's strategies for addressing those needs.  

Please find a copy of the 2018-2019 Community Action Plan here

Community Action Partnership

​​CAP Solano JPA Mission Statement

Local governments collaborating to provide oversight and resources to organizations that creatively deliver successful services to low-income people.

Community Action Agency for Solano County

Collaborative Applicant for Continuum of Care Funding

Homeless Management Information System Lead Agency