Federal Emergency Shelter Grant (FESG) Program

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Fund emergency shelters, services and transitional housing for homeless individuals and families.

Assistance Type



HCD through FESG distributes federal Emergency Shelter Grant funds to shelter providers throughout the State.

Eligible Activities

Facility maintenance, operating costs, rent; essential services such as transportation, life skills, legal aid, and counseling; used to move the homeless into permanent housing and transition to independent living. Renovation and Rehabilitation funds are also available.

Eligible Applicants

Local government agencies and nonprofit organizations in communities that do not receive shelter funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Local nonprofit shelter and service organizations may also receive funds as service providers working in cooperation with local government agency applicants.

Application Process

HUD allocates funds to the state to the FESG program, a Notice of Funding Availability, (NOFA) is advertised and applications are submitted for funds that will be available to award recipients October 1.


(916) 263-2771

Program Publications and Forms

Additional HCD Homeless Funding Resources