County of Marin Health and Human Services

McKinney-Vento Grant Information

Where does the funding come from?

Marin County receives grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Continuum of Care program, which is designed to:

  • Promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;
  • Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments  to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness;
  • Promote access to mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

How much funding does Marin County receive?

Marin County is eligible to receive up to approximately $3.3 million each year through a competitive process to provide transitional and permanent housing to homeless individuals and families. HUD does not permit this funding to be used for any other purposes (e.g., emergency shelter, or to serve people who are not homeless).

What is the McKinney-Vento Grant currently funding in Marin County?

2016/2017 Funding
Permanent Supportive Housing 

$3,119,474 (renewal funding)

Supportive Services Only (no housing)          

$113,493 (reallocated funding)

Permanent Housing Bonus (Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless persons)

$158,952 (new funding)

Planning Grant (one-time funding for system coordination activities)

$95,371 (new funding)