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El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care (EDOK CoC) is a regional planning body of representative stakeholders in El Dorado County that coordinates the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward preventing and ending homelessness.


Its work includes gathering and analyzing information to determine the needs of people experiencing homelessness, implementing strategic responses, educating the community on homeless issues, providing advice and input on the operations of homeless services, and measuring CoC performance.

El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care Meetings

Starting in October, 2023, the CoC will hold hybrid meetings. To attend meetings in person, please visit one of these locations:

  • 3368 Sandy Way, (Large Conference Room), South Lake Tahoe

  • 3057 Briw Rd., (Sierra Room), Placerville

CoC Board Meeting

October 6, 2023

8:30 am - 10:00 am 

Zoom Link:

+1 669 444 9171‬ US
Meeting ID: 860 9198 0404
Agenda coming soon

CoC General Membership Meeting

December 1, 2023

10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Zoom link and agenda coming soon.

Meetings are open to all. Please email us at if you require special accommodations or have trouble accessing the meeting or the meeting documents. 


2023 HUD CoC Competition!

Thank you to everyone across the community who has participated in the 2023 CoC HUD NOFO Competition! We are very close to the final submission of the application to HUD.


Here are this year's competition documents: 

  1. The final FY 2023 El Dorado CoC Program NOFO Consolidated Application with attachments, and

  2. The FY 2023 CoC Project Priority Listing with all project applications, new and renewals. 

Please submit any comments by 12pm on Monday, September 25th. Comments can be submitted by email to

We'd like to thank the CoC Review and Rank panelists, the members of the El Dorado CoC Board, and the applicants who have devoted time and energy to this year's CoC NOFO Competition process! 

​The El Dorado CoC NOFO application is due to HUD on September 28th.

NOFO Resources:

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

More about this Funding Opportunity:

  • This funding comes in two parts:

    • Rapid Rehousing Set-Aside (RR) (for a minimum of $50,298 and a maximum of $62,873)

    • A regional competition for additional funds to be used for rapid rehousing, street outreach, emergency shelter operations and services, and homeless prevention, if paired with RR, (for a minimum of $75,000 and a maximum of $200,000). 

  • Through a local competitive process, up to two applications will be chosen by the El Dorado CoC to have applications submitted to HCD.

  • El Dorado homeless assistance providers are encouraged to apply and must submit a Letter of Interest, expressing intent to apply for ESG funding by August 25th at 5pm PDT to

  • In general, 100% match is required for ESG grants. In 2023 projects may apply for a match exemption up to $100,000.

  • Applicants must obtain an Authorizing Resolution from their board to receive these funds. If you are interested in applying for ESG funding, you must obtain a resolution from your board using the HCD template available here.

  • Applicants for Emergency Shelter funds must also obtain a Certificate of Local approval. For more information see the ESG NOFA here

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Balance of State (BoS) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) today. You can find it here on the HCD website. Competitive and non-competitive applications submitted on behalf of the El Dorado CoC to HCD are due no later than Monday, October 16, 2023, 3:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

HCD’s informational webinar on BoS ESG will take place on August 29 at 10am, 2023. Please register here

More information about ESG will be made available at the CoC Board meeting on September 8th and at the upcoming ESG TA Workshop for potential applicants. The TA Workshop will be held on August 31, 2023, 1-2pm. Please RSVP to to attend the TA Workshop. For additional questions on this grant opportunity, please email

Are you experiencing a housing crisis?
In need of help?

To get connected to available homeless assistance programs throughout El Dorado County,
please contact:

Front Door

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm  

Phone: 530-600-2822

Serving all of El Dorado County

Front Door - El Dorado County Coordinated Entry System

Coordinated Entry (CE) is a standard, community-wide intake and triage process to match people experiencing homelessness in El Dorado County with community resources that best fit their situation. The El Dorado Coordinated Entry is called the Front Door. The Front Door staff have a strong working knowledge of available programs and services across El Dorado County and can offer:

  • Identity documentation assistance

  • Benefits and income navigation support

  • Supportive service program referrals

  • Housing access and placement assistance


You may call (530) 600-2822 or email to connect with the Front Door staff. You can also fill out an online form to get support. The form is located at the bottom of this page.



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