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NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 23, 2020 – The state Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency announced late today that California has awarded $100 million in emergency grant funding to California counties, Continuums of Care (CoC), and the state’s 13 largest cities to help protect the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Locally, Nevada County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) will receive $80,705.91 in grant funding and an additional $74,408 have been allocated to county agencies. According to the release, “The funding is intended for measures to help prevent and contain COVID-19 and can be used for medically indicated services and supplies, such as testing and hand-washing stations. It can also be used for such things as acquiring new shelters, supplies and equipment for emergency shelter operations, increasing shelter capacity, street outreach, and acquiring locations to place individuals who need to be isolated because of COVID-19 illness or exposure.”

The Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency’s Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council sent out award letters today. Neighboring jurisdictions also received grant allocations:

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  • Roseville, Rocklin/Placer County CoC: $120,242.01
  • El Dorado County CoC $119,462.49
  • Yuba City & County/Sutter County CoC: $140,509.71
  • Chico, Paradise/Butte County CoC † $246,720.24
  • Placer County: $110,625.87
  • Yuba County: $76,738.85
  • Butte County: $226,989.22
  • El Dorado County: $109,908.68

† Indicates jurisdictions expected to redirect allocations to their partnering CoC, large city (if applicable), or county