Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care (CoC)
Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care (CoC)
The Eastern Sierra (ES) Continuum of Care (CoC) is a coalition of service providers in Alpine, Inyo and Mono Counties dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness. ES CoC stakeholders provide street outreach, emergency shelter, rapid rehousing and other types of assistance to the homeless.

The Eastern Sierra (ES) Continuum of Care (CoC) is a coalition of service providers in Alpine, Inyo and Mono Counties dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness. ES CoC stakeholders provide street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing and other types of assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.



Our Partners


alpine county department of health and human services 

The Mission of the Alpine County Health and Human Services Department is to promote the dignity and well-being of children, families and adults through public health and human service programs.


inyo county department of health and human services

Inyo County Department of Health and Human Services provides a range of services including behavioral health programs, early childhood development, senior programs, general assistance to families, offer numerous programs to assist indigent individuals and families.


inyo mono advocates for community action, inc. (imaca)

IMACA is a non-profit Community Action Agency serving Inyo and Mono Counties. The Mission of IMACA is to support, educate, empower, and advocate for vulnerable populations in our community.  The Agency administers Head Start, Child Care, Weatherization, Energy Assistance, Food Pantry and Distribution, Affordable Housing and Homeless Assistance Programs.


inyo-mono association for the handicapped

It is the mission of the Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped to promote an independent and fulfilling lifestyle for each client with developmental disabilities. It is IMAH’s purpose to provide programs and services to help the developmentally disabled adults in their quest to move towards a plan of self-support.


mammoth lakes housing, inc.

Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. (MLH) is a private, not for profit, community housing development organization established in 2003.  Their service area is Inyo, Mono, and Alpine counties. MLH provides the following services: home ownership counseling; fair housing resources; grants administration; consulting services; property management; and affordable housing development.


mono county department of social services

The Mission of Mono County Department of Social Services is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults residing in Mono County in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence. The Mono County Department of Social Services offers a variety of services to individuals and families through several Federal, State, and County programs.


The salvation army

The Salvation Army is a faith-based, national organization that help fight poverty. They help: disaster survivors, overcome poverty; provide shelter; stop domestic abuse; teach children; assist the unemployed; cure hunger; serve the LGBTQ community; fight human trafficking; equip families; empower the arts; combat addiction; serve veterans; and meet the greatest need. 


wild-iris family counseling and crisis center

Wild Iris offers free and confidential support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse and their families in Inyo and Mono Counties.




street outreach

Engagement by trained staff with persons experiencing homelessness on the street and in abandoned buildings, encampments, vehicles and other unsuitable living environments. The Street Outreach Specialist and/or Team help link the homeless with emergency shelter, housing and critical services.

emergency shelter

Immediate shelter from the elements is arranged for individuals and families who are homeless. Hotel/motel vouchers are provided for a limited time until permanent housing can be arranged for program participants.


Permanent housing is secured for individuals and families who are literally homeless. Deposit assistance, short- and medium-term rental assistance and other types of assistance are available to ensure placement in decent and safe housing.


Transitional housing provides temporary housing for the certain segments of the homeless population, including working homeless making insufficient wages who have trouble affording long-term housing, and is set up to transition residents into permanent, affordable housing.


This program assists qualified individuals and families who are at imminent risk or at risk of homelessness. Financial assistance and services are available to ensure that adequate housing is maintained for the family.

other services

Transportation, nutrition, child care, employment training and other supportive services are available to persons experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness through CoC service providers.  

Reports and Information on Homelessness

summary of annual Point-in-Time Counts of Persons Experiencing Homelessness for last three years

League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties Joint Homelessness Task Force Report

CoC Meetings

The next Quarterly Eastern Sierra CoC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., in the IMACA Conference Room located at 137 E. South Street Bishop, CA 93514.

Link to agenda for the September 25, 2019 ES CoC Quarterly meeting and Eastern Sierra CoC Strategic Plan.


Summary. The Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care (ES CoC) invites homeless service providers to submit project proposals for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2019 CoC Competition. The ES CoC is eligible to receive up to $24,686 in CoC Bonus and $50,000 in Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus funding for the 2019 fiscal year.

Eligible Projects. Eligible new or expansion projects include: 1) new Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) dedicated to chronically homeless persons; 2) new Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing (PH-RRH) that increase units and number of persons/households served; 3) new joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing (TH-RRH) that increase the number of beds to serve homeless individuals and families including unaccompanied youth; 4) dedicated HMIS projects to carry out the duties of the HMIS Lead Agency including monitoring and improving data quality and working with service providers and the CoC lead to complete reporting requirements; and 5) Supportive Services only for Coordinate Entry (SSO-CE) to provide outreach to connect homeless persons and families to housing and other resources.

Eligible Applicants. Applications will only be accepted from eligible nonprofit agencies, private nonprofit agencies, units of government and public housing agencies.

Match Funding Requirements. 25% Match funds are required. Match funds must be used for program eligible costs only and must be equal or greater than 25 percent of the total grant request for all eligible costs with the exception of leasing costs.”

General Requirements. 1. HUD will only fund new or expanded projects. Funds cannot be used to close a funding gap or replace lost funding in an existing housing project or service program. Project applicants must demonstrate that they are not replacing other funding sources. The population to be served must be homeless or chronically homeless as defined by HUD. The final definition for chronically homeless can be found here: https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4847/hearth-defining-chronically-homeless-final-rule/ 2. Applicants must meet HUD recipient and/or sub-recipient eligibility requirements. 3. Participation in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is required of all HUD grant recipients. 4. Participation in the ES CoC Coordinated Entry System is required including prioritizing resources for the most vulnerable persons and households. 5. Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing and Joint Transitional Housing – Rapid Re-Housing projects must provide on-site supportive services or have an agreement in place for a partner agency to do so.

Deadline. Proposals must be submitted via e-snaps and emailed to the Collaborative Applicant Office at info@imaca.net by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Additional Resources for Applicants:

ES CoC RFP for 2019 CoC Competition: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jgmrwp6jqbx1a7i/ESCoC_RFP%202019%20CoC%20HUD%208.2.19.pdf?dl=0

HUD Exchange CoC Competition Website: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/fy-2019-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/#application-supporting-documents

Link to Dropbox Location with Support Documents: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d5tvp2e6boiwvf6/AADMRtwvdlHfEMfovdc99dnua?dl=0

Request for Proposals: Homeless Youth Assistance and Outreach Program

Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)

In recognition of the severe housing crisis facing Californians, the State’s 2018-19 budget included a one-time investment of $500 million to address homelessness and create the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP). The Eastern Sierra CoC was awarded funding through HEAP with a set-aside grant to establish or expand services meeting the needs of homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness.

The CoC is soliciting project proposals to address youth homelessness in our community. Eligible applicants may request up to $30,000 to administer a youth homeless project between October 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021. Applications must be received by the CoC no later than Friday, August 30, 2019.

Link to the Request for Proposals:


The FY 2019 HUD CoC Competition Consolidated Application, Planning Application and Prioritization List are posted for public review and may be accessed at the link below. The applications were approved at the Regular Quarterly Continuum of Care Meeting on September 25, 2019. Please send comments or questions to the Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care, c/o Larry Emerson at lemerson@imaca.net or call at (760) 873-8557, extension 109.

Resources for Anyone Experiencing or at Imminent Risk of Homelessness


Link to IMACA website for assistance with emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, and homelessness prevention.

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Our Office

Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA)

137 E. South Street
Bishop, CA 93514


(760) 873-8557