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Department of Health Services

Homelessness Services

For Homeless Service Providers

As the lead agency for the Sonoma County Continuum of Care, the Department of Health Services partners with a variety of non profit organizations, housing developers and community groups who are our boots on the ground providing services to individuals experiencing homelessness. Here we have resources for our service providers to help them comply with local, state and federal policies and support their valuable work in the community.

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services requires Homeless Services providers funded through the Sonoma County Continuum of Care to adhere to Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) regulations.

Jump to Program-Specific Guidelines and Standards

Information and Items for Grant Recipients

Policy and Memos

Instructions for Providers



Guidelines and Forms by Program Area

  • ESGMenu

    Access to ESG regulations, ESG Program Guides, and standardized forms. 

  • HMISMenu

    Information on the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) policies, HMIS forms, as well as Coordinated Entry forms.

  • CoCMenu

    Resources for providers who receive funding through the Continuum of Care (COC), or who are interested in receiving funding through the COC.

  • NOFAMenu

    Notices of Funding Availability 

    Homeless Services applicants can find current Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), Funding Policies, eligibility requirements, and required application documents during open application periods.