Dos Rios Continuum of Care (CA-523)

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they more to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency.  It includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness. The CoC should:

1. Convene a network of providers and organizations that share ideas, concerns and resources applicable to homelessness issues; and

2. Fosters collaboration and coordination in addressing the needs of the homeless or at-risk of homelessness; and

3. Promotes equal access to effective utilization of mainstream programs and resources; and

4. Increases community awareness and advocates for homeless issues; and

5.  Serves as the educator on the root causes of homelessness and the possible ways to improve the health outcomes for persons experiencing homelessness.

The Dos Rios Continuum of Care (CoC) serves Colusa, Glenn, and Trinity Counties.  The Dos Rios CoC promotes equal access to, and effective use of, mainstream resources and funding to optimize the capacity of individuals and families experiencing homelessness to reach self-sufficiency. The Dos Rios Continuum of Care envisions communities where every person is appropriately and safely housed with supportive services that will alleviate homelessness through increased outreach and prevention efforts and assistance towards improved health outcomes.

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Dos Rios CoC Executive Board

The Dos Rios Continuum of Care if governed by an Executive Board made up of representatives from each of the three counties served.  For 2020, the Dos Rios CoC Executive Board is comprised of the following voting board members:

  • Colusa County: Elizabeth Kelly (Department of Health & Human Services) and Tony Hobson (Behavioral Health)
  • Glenn County: Bill Wathen (Department of Health & Human Services) and Vacant (TBD)
  • Trinity County: Suzi Kochems (County Administration) and Jesse Ferguson (Department of Health & Human Services)

The Lead Agency for the Dos Rios CoC is the Colusa-Glenn-Trinity Community Action Partnership, which is administered through the Glenn County Community Action Department.  If you have any questions or wish for more information, please contact the CoC at or call (530) 865-6129.


2023 CoC (Continuum of Care) Collaborative Application

The final draft of the Continuum of Care Collaborative Application and Priority Listing are now posted. CA-523 plans to submit the final application no later than Thursday, September 28th, 2023.


Letters of Interest for 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant Program

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has released a Notice of Funds Availability for the Emergency Solutions Grant Program for 2023.  The Dos Rios Continuum of Care (CoC), which serves the Colusa-Glenn-Trinity Region, was allocated $206,189 in funding under this grant, which is comprised of $103,095 in non-competitive funds for Rapid Rehousing. Dos Rios CoC Executive Committee has agreed that the Lead Agency will apply for the Noncompetitive funds and divide the funds equally between the 3 counties.   The COC recommend up to three (3) applications for $200,000 (each) for competitive funds.  

Qualifying organization interested in applying for the Competitive 2023 ESG grant, or in administering non-competitive funds in their County, shall submit a Letter Of Interest (LOI) to the Dos Rios CoC by September 8, 2023.  

Letter of Interest Solicitation:

Letter of Interest Question Template:

Applying organization must also submit a complete application via PDF to the Dos Rios CoC via email to no later than October 2, 2023 in order to get a CoC Certification.  The complete application can be accessed through eCivis, which can be imported through this link:

Applicants are encouraged to review the ESG Balance of State NOFA for additional information: