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Homekey Program NOFA, Round 2 Grant Writer

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Lids of Encouragement

Lids of Encouragement is seeking experienced grant writers to assist us in obtaining Homekey Funding.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $1.45 billion in Homekey funding to sustain and rapidly expand the inventory of housing for people experiencing homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness and who are, thereby, inherently impacted by or at increased risk for medical diseases or conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other communicable diseases. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness data showed Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) were overrepresented in the homelessness system. The pandemic made racial disparities more apparent, and communities are dealing with the additional disproportionate impact of illness and death among people experiencing homelessness. Homekey recognizes these impacts and encourages Eligible Applicants to examine disproportionate impacts in their own communities and to develop strategies to address these impacts.

Homekey is an opportunity for state, regional, and local public entities to develop a broad range of housing types, including but not limited to hotels, motels, hostels, single-family homes and multifamily apartments, adult residential facilities, and manufactured housing, and to convert commercial properties and other existing buildings to Permanent or Interim Housing for the Target Population.

Of the $1.45 billion in Homekey grant funds, $1.2 billion is derived from the state's direct allocation of the federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF), which was established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) (Pub.L. No. 117-2). In addition, $250 million is derived from the state's General Fund to supplement the acquisition of, and to provide initial operating subsidies for, Homekey sites.

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501 W. Broadway, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

To uniquely encourage those in need in our local community.


The Lids of Encouragement is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

Create. Donate. Disseminate.

We get people here in San Diego, CA to create Uniquely Encouraging Lids that we use to seal meals for the hungry and homeless. We do not disseminate 'left overs’, each meal is created special just for one person. No two meals are the same.

"You don't know who gets it but who gets it matters"

It’s not hard to see there is a need for the hungry and the homeless in our local community. They need inspiration, encouragement, and good food for the soul. We get the community involved by Creating, Donating, & Disseminating "Lids of Encouragement" in our local community.

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing


Wed Dec 01, 2021 - Sun Jan 30, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Renovation
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Completing the application by the Jan 30th, 2022 deadline will require a considerable amount of time. Can be done remotely.
  • Solid Internet Connection, Ability to Attend and Participant in Zoom Meetings

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