Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 25, § 7955 - Local Emergency Shelter Strategy

Each LESS shall include:

(a) An assessment of the needs within the region for client housing.
(b) A summary of the existing resources available within the region to meet the needs identified pursuant to subsection (a). To the extent practical, the summary shall identify each existing program by the type and amount of client housing provided, and the geographical area served.
(c) A statement of the regional goals for addressing the identified client housing needs not met by existing resources.
(d) A description of each local priority and restriction that will be placed on the distribution of program funds including:
(1) The anticipated apportionment of the local county allocation between operating facility grants and capital development grants;
(2) Each category of client housing for which the local distribution of funds may have a priority or a restriction (for example, emergency shelter rather than transitional housing);
(3) Any other restrictions that may be placed on grant applications, such as a minimum or maximum grant level or a limit on the number of grants that will be funded.
(e) A description of the grant application process, including:
(1) The anticipated schedule for the solicitation, receipt, review and selection of applications;
(2) The procedures for notifying potential applicants of the availability of funds and the eligibility requirements;
(3) The procedures that will apply to the submission of applications;
(4) A list of the anticipated documentation, in addition to that required by section 7960, that will be required for each application;
(5) A description of all technical assistance available to applicants;
(6) The procedures for determining applicant and application eligibility pursuant to the requirements of sections 7959, 7960, and 7961;
(7) The procedures for reviewing, rating, ranking and selecting eligible applications for grant awards;
(8) The process for awarding funds to eligible applicants in accordance with the requirements of section 7967;
(9) Where applicable, the process for DLB selection of capital development grants, including the process of RTE participation where the RTE is a different entity than the DLB, and including the provisions of sections 7966 and 7967;
(10) The procedures, including those required by section7967, for providing applicants with notice of whether their respective applications were selected for funding;
(11) The anticipated process for the redistribution of any unawarded funds.
(f) The procedures that will be employed to ensure that the activities of the DLB are conducted in an open, fair and competitive manner including procedures for:
(1) Providing adequate public notice of the activities of the DLB, by, for example, publishing notices in newspapers of general circulation, posting notices in designated places, and mailing notices to interested parties who have requested such information; and
(2) Providing notice to all interested parties no less than ten days in advance of each scheduled meeting or hearing, in accordance with Government Code sections 11120 through 11132.
(g) A description of the local process for applicants to appeal grant selection or other DLB activities, in a fair manner and in accordance with the requirements of section 7968 and including:
(1) The timeframes for each step of the process, which cumulatively ensure the timely consideration of the petition and which do not exceed the timeframes set in subsection 7968(a);
(2) Who will make the initial determination on an appeal; and
(3) How an appellant can make a subsequent appeal to the Department for review of local determinations involving DLB procedures.
(h) The procedures that will be followed by the DLB, and the RTE, if applicable, to monitor and evaluate the performance of grantees including:
(1) Monitoring grantee progress in relationship to established milestones;
(2) Procedures for monitoring the execution and completion of grant contractors and scheduled draw-down of program funds;
(3) Procedures for the periodic review of grantee expenditures to ensure compliance with the requirements for the use of program funds;
(4) Periodic review of each grantee's record-keeping effort;
(5) Any local grantee reporting requirements.
(i) The following attachments:
(1) The mailing list of service providers that has been and will be used by the DLB to provide notice as required throughout this subchapter;
(2) A copy of the DLB's latest application for designation including the certifications required by subsection 7953(e);
(3) Copies of application forms and any other documents that the DLB will require for use or will use to determine eligibility, to evaluate applications and/or to select applications for funding;
(4) A summary of the region's awards for the prior funding round(s), including who was funded, and for what amounts and activities.
(5) A copy of the current written notice of designation issued to the DLB by the Department, pursuant to section 7953;
(6) A copy of the most recent DLB evaluation performed by the Department pursuant to section 7976;
(7) Agreements and conditions regarding the RTE, where applicable;
(8) A summary of all public meetings held pursuant to section 7956(b), including copies of the notices published and mailed; and
(9) A copy of all written comments submitted regarding the LESS and a summary of all oral comments received during the public meetings, and a summary of the DLB's responses to the public comments received.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 25, § 7955

Note: Authority cited: Sections 50402, 50801.5 and 50806.5, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 50802.5, 50803.5 and 50804, Health and Safety Code.

1. New section filed 3-18-94 as an emergency; operative 3-18-94 (Register 94, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 7-18-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 7-8-94 as an emergency; operative 7-8-94 (Register 94, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-7-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Repealer and new section refiled 10-31-94 as an emergency; operative 10-31-94 (Register 94, No. 44). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-28-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Repealer and new section refiled 2-15-95 as an emergency; operative 2-15-95 (Register 95, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-15-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Repealer and new section refiled 6-15-95 as an emergency; operative 6-15-95 (Register 95, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-13-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
6. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-15-95 order including amendment of section transmitted to OAL 6-26-95 and filed 7-12-95 (Register 95, No. 28).

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