The San Joaquin Continuum of Care, which acts as the backbone agency for San Joaquin County and its communities in planning and coordinating a local response to homelessness, strongly urges local governments, agencies, and organizations to consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on homeless individuals as well as on the uncounted number of households that will have their housing endangered by interruptions in income due to the pandemic.  During this difficult time, we are committed to serving the community and supporting all efforts that protect the health, dignity, and well-being of individuals both housed and unhoused.  Please see below for resources regarding COVID-19 and the homeless:


A total of $410,187.42 is available for organizations in San Joaquin County that provide emergency shelter, emergency food, outreach to encampments, sanitation and supplies to the homeless, and health care to the homeless critical to containing the local spread of COVID-19 and providing resources for the most vulnerable members of our community.  Examples of eligible uses of funds include support to maintain sanitary conditions, provide essential services such as shelter and food, implement best practices regarding sanitation and social distancing, maintain staff levels needed for adequate service delivery, and perform triage and referral for individuals who present with possible symptoms of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Application

Applicants must return completed applications including all required attachments no later than 12pm on Friday, April 10 to

San Joaquin Continuum of Care (SJCoC)

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (SJCPHS)

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (SJC-BHS)

Community Foundation of San Joaquin