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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 - $55,000
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

Suisun City, CA – February 1, 2019:  In July 2017, Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Local Innovation Grants on Housing to support projects that will expand access to housing in Solano County for Medi-Cal members enrolled with PHC.  The Community Action Partnership of Solano, Joint Powers Authority (CAP Solano JPA) applied for and was awarded grant funding in the amount of $4,863,964 for its Neighbors Helping Neighbors: “Home to Health” (HTH) project.
The generous grant from PHC represents a significant opportunity to improve the health and housing stability of Solano County’s most vulnerable residents. The CAP Solano JPA’s HTH project supports implementation of Solano County’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Forward Together Five-Year Regional Strategic Planthrough the development of additional Permanent Supportive Housing units, short and/or medium-term housing assistance, and supportive services for the County's most vulnerable Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
“Without a roof over your head and a safe place to sleep, it’s difficult to get healthy,” says Liz Gibboney, CEO of PHC. “PHC is addressing this critical health issue right where it starts – by funding projects that provide housing opportunities for the most fragile individuals in our communities. We are particularly proud to partner with CAP Solano JPA here in Solano County, where PHC got its start nearly 25 years ago.”
In the fall of 2018, a non-conflicted committee of subject matter experts thoughtfully designed two Requests for Proposals (RFP’s). The RFP’s, released by the CAP Solano JPA in November 2018, solicited proposals for: 1) capital housing projects, and 2) housing and supportive services projects to be funded via the PHC grant. The RFP’s provided for competitive capital housing project funding in the amount of $3,451,598 and housing and supportive services funding in the amount of $1,081,070. 
In response to the release of the RFP’s, the CAP Solano JPA received many high-quality project proposals.
“We are so pleased with the overwhelming community response the CAP Solano JPA has received in response to these Requests for Proposals,” said Kathy Lawton-Caesar, Chair of the CAP Solano JPA.  “It reflects the great public interest in solving the crisis of homelessness and housing instability facing our community.  We are extremely grateful to PHC for funding projects in Solano County which will improve the health and housing stability of our most vulnerable residents.” 

In January 2019, an RFP Project Selection Committee comprised of non-conflicted professionals with housing and services expertise was convened to review and select project proposals for funding. After thorough review and careful consideration, the RFP Project Selection Committee selected five projects for funding, including three capital housing projects and two housing and supportive services projects. The committee’s funding recommendations were presented to, and ratified by, the CAP Solano JPA Board.  Projects, in coordination with the CAP Solano JPA, will begin implementation and operation immediately.

To learn more about the project selection process or the CAP Solano JPA, please visit the JPA’s website located at: http://www.capsolanojpa.org/.
To learn more about Partnership HealthPlan of California, please visit: http://www.partnershiphp.org/Community.
Kelly Shaban, Staff Attorney
(415) 788-7961, ext. 351
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.

“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.

2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Request for Proposals (RFP)

January 29, 2019:  The Community Action Partnership of Solano, Joint Powers Authority (CAP Solano JPA) announces the release of a California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Solano County.  Eligible agencies may apply for a total of up to $689,901 in this year's allocation process.

To apply for funding, please carefully review the RFP and all other application documents below, submit a Notice of Intent to Apply by Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM PST, and submit a completed project application by Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM PST. 

Application Documents

Request for Proposals & Project Application
Appendix A: Scoring Criteria
Appendix B: Sample MOU


Monday, January 28, 2019: CESH RFP Released
 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by 5:00 PM:  Notice of Intent to Apply Due to solano@homebaseccc.org
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by 12:00 PM:  CESH Application and Attachments Due to solano@homebaseccc.org 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019:  CESH RFP Panel Convene
Monday, February 25, 2019: CESH Appeals Panel Convene
Thursday, February 28, 2019: CAP Solano JPA Meeting to discuss and finalize CESH RFP Recommendation
Friday, March 1, 2019:  CESH Selection Announcement

If you have any questions, please contact the RFP Coordinators at solano@homebaseccc.org. 

Upcoming Meetings

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

Tripartite Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, April 22, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM

CAP Solano JPA Board Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

​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 Partnership

Community Action Agency for Solano County

Collaborative Applicant for Continuum of Care Funding

Homeless Management Information System Lead Agency

​​CAP Solano JPA Mission Statement

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