BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Board of Supervisors declared a shelter crisis in Butte County on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
This will make the county eligible for a share of $4.9 million from Governor Jerry Brown's $500 million homeless emergency aid program.
In June, Governor Jerry Brown signed HEAP, also known as the Homeless Emergency Aid Program.
The Butte Countywide Homeless Continuum of Care, or COC, will decide how the funding is distributed.
The COC will collect applications, review and rank the projects and send an application to the state for funding.
The county now joins Oroville and Gridley who have each declared a shelter crisis as well.
The Continuum of Care is collecting applications and hopes to send a request to the state by Dec. 1. The funding is expected to be available by April.
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