El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care is a collaboration of local agencies, resources and citizens working to eliminate homelessness in

El Dorado County. 

In 2019, on a given night, more than 600 people experience homelessness in
El Dorado County

2021 Continuum of Care Competition

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition was released. All application materials are due to HUD no later than November 16, 2021. A detailed summary of this funding opportunity, including the funding available for El Dorado, a comparison to the last CoC competition, and highlights of noteworthy changes can be found here

Local Competition is Now Open!


Please note: the deadline for this opportunity has been extended to

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 5pm PST! 

The El Dorado CoC is now accepting applications from all interested agencies. The CoC encourages agencies not currently receiving CoC funds to apply. The following CoC funding is available:


  • CoC Bonus funds of $20,987 to be used for Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing-Rapid Rehousing, and Coordinated Entry for people experiencing homelessness. 

  • Domestic Violence Bonus funds of $62,960 for Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing-Rapid Rehousing, and Coordinated Entry projects for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault or stalking.


The deadline for all local applications to be submitted in e-snaps is October 1, 2021, 5pm. 

If your agency is interested in applying for CoC funds, please submit a New Project Contact and Notice of Interest to Apply Form to edc@homebaseccc.org no later than September 17, 2021, 5pm. 
TA Workshop Materials 
On September 10, 2021, the EDOK CoC held a technical assistance (TA) workshop for all agencies interested in applying for CoC funds. Thank you to everyone who attended!


If you were not able to attend, you may access the TA Workshop materials below:


TA Workshop recording is available here

TA Powerpoint presentation

Please review the recording and the following documents related to the CoC NOFO and the local competition prior to applying:

Local Competition Handbook with scoring criteria and policies and procedures. 

CoC New Project Submission Checklist

Project Review Panel Guidance

2021 New Project Coordinated Entry Local Application Questions

2021 New Project Housing Local Application Questions

Additional resources for new projects are also available here

Additional HUD e-snaps and application resources here.
If you have questions about this grant opportunity or need help accessing application materials, please email EDC@homebaseccc.org. Large print documents are available upon request. Please email your requests and questions to edc@homebaseccc.org.

Upcoming CoC Meetings

CoC Board Meeting


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

Please contact Opportunity Knocks providers to get connected to available homeless assistance programs throughout El Dorado County:

Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless

Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm  

Phone: 530-600-2822 


Serving all of El Dorado County

EDOK CoC Announcements and News

California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is now live! California tenants or landlords can visit the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief webpage through the Housing Is Key website, or they can call toll-free 833-430-2122 to receive assistance. 

Apply to become a Local Network Partner and help spread the information about the program to landlords and tenants by clicking here.  

Program flyers and other resources can be found here

El Dorado CoC has selected a new HMIS Lead Agency - the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. If you need technical assistance with HMIS, please contact HMIS Lead at HMIS-helpdesk@edcgov.us.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency!

Request Technical Assistance

If you would like to receive technical assistance for your project from the CoC, please fill out the TA Request form available here and submit it for review to the CoC Executive Committee by email at edokboard@gmail.com. Due to limited resources, some restrictions may apply. Please see the application for details. 

COVID-19 News and Resources



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