American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)


(916) 263-2771


Funding for Homeless Prevention Activities for homeless persons and "persons at risk" of homelessness.

Assistance Type and Terms

Three-year grants effective September 30, 2009, and terminating no later than September 30, 2012.  Minimum grants of $300,000 and maximum grants up to $500,000 for Single Agency Applicants, and up to $1.6 million for Multiple Agency Applicants.

Eligible Activities

Financial Assistance, including short-term and medium-term rental assistance.  Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services, including housing location, case management, and related re-housing services.  Data Collection and Evaluations, including outcome reporting and HMIS.  Grant Administration, including costs associated with data reporting to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Eligible Applicants

Local units of government and nonprofit organizations serving the HUD “Non-Entitlement Areas” of the State could apply.  With limitations, HUD “Entitlement cities and counties” that received HPRP funds directly from HUD could also apply.

Application Process

HUD granted HPRP funds to the State, and then HCD's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application in June 2009.  Applications were due in August 2009, and awards and contracts were executed in September 2009.  For previous awards, check the Awards page.