​​​​​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 Partnership


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 and November 2017 update here.


​The 2019 Solano Strategic Plan Addendum has been approved and can be found here

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.


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 Agency for Solano County

Collaborative Applicant for Continuum of Care Funding

Homeless Management Information System Lead Agency

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
July 25, 2019 - MEETING CANCELED

Next meeting: August 22, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Tripartite Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, October 28, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Announcements

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Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for New Projects

July 12, 2019

Dear Housing and Services Providers in Solano County,


On Wednesday, July 3rd, HUD released its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

Please join us for the Housing First Solano mandatory informational Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop on Friday, July 26 from 1:30PM - 3:30PM. This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the local application process, as well as instructions for completing the local and project applications. All are welcome. 

Technical Assistance Workshop
Friday, July 26, 2019
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Vallejo Room at the JFK Library
505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA

Information will be provided about renewal project applications as well as applications for new housing projects through reallocated and/or bonus funding. In addition, there is Domestic Violence Bonus Funding for interested applicants.  We encourage all organizations interested in applying for CoC funding to attend, including organizations that have not previously received CoC funding.

The HFS CoC issues this Public Solicitation for new Project Applications. We encourage new agencies that do not currently receive CoC Program Funds, as well as current recipients, to consider applying for a new permanent supportive housing project, a new rapid re-housing project, and/or a new transitional housing/rapid re-housing hybrid project.
 
Housing First Solano estimates an award of approximately $1,425,556 in renewal funding through the CoC Program for housing and services for persons experiencing homelessness, as well as for some of the infrastructure to support our system of care. This year, for new projects, the CoC is eligible to apply for estimated Bonus funds of $71,278 and estimated Domestic Violence Bonus funds of $86,680.

Please find a brief summary of the 2019 Housing First Solano NOFA here. The Housing First Solano NOFA local process timeline can be found here.

If you have a specialized need and would like to receive this information in another format, pleases contact Solano@homebaseccc.org.

This Public Solicitation will be posted in virtual locations and distributed, including the following:

- Housing First Solano Continuum of Care Website
- CAP Solano JPA Website
- Jurisdictional Websites
- Continuum of Care Listserv
- Partner Listservs

Please forward this Public Solicitation to any interested parties, listservs, and public bulletin boards. Inquiries about this process may be directed to the staff of the Collaborative Applicant of the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care at Solano@homebaseccc.org.
 


2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count Released Today!

See the 2019 PIT Count Press Release and Executive Summary. 


Public Hearing:

2020-21 Community Services Block Grant 

Community Action Plan

CAP Solano JPA will be hosting a public hearing to gather community feedback on 2020-21 CSBG Community Action Plan. 


Date:   June 3, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Place:  Suisun City Council Chambers - City Hall
            701 Civic Center Blvd., Suisun City, CA


All are welcome to attend. 


Emergency Solutions Grant, Balance of State

We are pleased to announce that Shelter, Inc. was selected as the collaborative applicant for the 2019 ESG Balance of State Competitive and Non-Competitive Grants. 


Grant Writing Panel and Workshop

You are cordially invited to a grant writing panel and workshop on Tuesday, May 14th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the JFK Library- Vallejo Room at 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo. This workshop is free and open to all providers!

​The workshop will include a panel discussion on effective grant writing, Q&A session, and individualized technical assistance during grant writing exercises. The bios for the panel of experts are included here.

New Project Technical Assistance Workshop

The Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (CoC) is hosting a Technical Assistance Workshop for all New Applicants for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC Competition for 2019. The workshop will be on Tuesday, May 14th from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at the JFK Library- Vallejo Room at 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo.

This workshop will outline the CoC program, the local and federal grant competition, and tips for putting together a competitive application. New project applicants who have not received HUD funding in the past are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop and apply for grant funding.


Coordinated Entry Operator Awardee

We are pleased to announce the awardee for the Coordinated Entry Operator funding: 

Caminar - $1,580,000


HEAP Awardees

We are pleased to announce the awardees for the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding in the amount of $4.9 million 


Emergency Shelter Funding ($3 million)

Shelter Solano -  $3 million


Prevention/Diversion Services ($1 million)

Shelter Solano - $800,000

Community Action North Bay - $200,000


Youth Services ($671,624.54)

On the Move  - $449,326

Vacaville Social Services Corporation - $222,298.54


CESH Awardees

We are pleased to announce the awardees for the California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) funding in the amount of $689,901.


Shelter, Inc.  - $482,931

Community Action North Bay - $206,970


CSBG 2019 Awardees

We are pleased to announce the awardees for the 2019 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding in the amount of $188,389.10.


Shelter Solano -  $70,000
Caminar - Home Essentials - $51,500
Fighting Back Partnership - $36,889.10
Mission Samoa - $30,000
 
Please find the 2019 CSBG Allocations awardees chart with program description here.  


CAP Solano JPA Announces Partnership HealthPlan of California Local Housing Innovation Grant Funding Awards

RFP #2018-2: Capital Housing Projects

Eden Housing: 
2118 Sacramento Street (City of Vallejo) $1,500,000
New Construction Multi-Family Rental
100% Permanent Supportive Housing
Total Estimated Units: 75
PHC-funded Units: 8
Construction completion estimated by May 2022

Eden Housing: 
Brown Street Apartments
(City of Vacaville) $1,100,000
New Construction Multi-Family Rental
Total Estimated Units: 73
PHC-funded Units: 8
Construction completion estimated by April 2022

MidPen Housing: 
1700 Santa Monica Street
(City of Fairfield) $ 851,598
New Construction Multi-Family Rental
Total Estimated Units: 71
PHC-funded Units: 10
Construction completion estimated by March 2021

RFP #2018-1: Housing & Supportive Services Projects

Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP): 
“Roads Home Solano Expansion” $ 910,000
BFHP will expand its successful ROADS Home program to provide outreach, housing search, rental assistance, case management, and other services to help people experiencing homelessness in Solano County to move into and stabilize in permanent housing.

Caminar: 
“Supportive Housing Program” $ 171,070
The Supported Housing Program will assist Solano County adults with serious mental health conditions in securing and retaining safe, affordable housing that supports their overall health and wellness. Funding will be used for rental deposits and move-in costs, master-leasing units, and supportive services.