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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.

CoC Board Positions Announcement:

Be involved in decisions on how to address homelessness in El Dorado County by participating on the CoC Board and CoC Committees!

If you or anyone you know would like to join the CoC Board or Executive Team, please submit an application to

Seats are available on the Financing Committee. If you are a current CoC Board member and would like to participate in making financing recommendations to the CoC Board, please join the Financing Committee. Please email”

Open seats for the CoC Board:

  • Organization focused on serving BIPOC population

  • Nonprofit homeless assistance provider

  • Business representative

  • Member At Large

Open Seats for the CoC Executive Team:

  • Secretary is responsible for ensuring that the records for the Board are kept and posted and shall chair CoC Board meetings in the absence of the Chair & Vice- Chair

  • Treasurer handles funds for the CoC and the related records, and reports to the Executive Committee on those transactions and funds.

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

December 1, 2023

8:30 am - 10:00 am 

Zoom Link:

+1 669 444 9171‬ US
Meeting ID: 869 9414 4948
Agenda and materials link here

CoC General Membership Meeting

December 1, 2023

10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Zoom Link:

+1 669 444 9171‬ US
Meeting ID: 869 9414 4948
Agenda and materials here

Previous meeting materials from November 3, 2023 here.

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


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 Agencies not previously funded by ESG funds are encouraged to apply. Technical assistance will be available for all applicants. 

  • 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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