Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)

Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), is a grant program administered by the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH), which provides immediate one-time funding (as a block grant) to cities, counties and homeless response systems to address the homelessness crisis throughout California. HEAP supports programs that provide immediate emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. Funds can be used for activities such as homelessness prevention, criminal justice diversion programs, services intended to serve homeless youth, and emergency assistance.