Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program
The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to fund approaches that prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates and detainees in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
The BSCC held a virtual Grantee Orientation on April 7, 2021. This one-day gathering was an opportunity for CESF grantees and the BSCC to review administrative and programmatic responsibilities, invoicing, and other grant related activities. Below are resources (documents and videos) from the Grantee Orientation:
- Virtual Binder
- Grant Overview Recording
- Administrative Responsibilities
- Fiscal Responsibilities
- Program Responsibilities
Request for Applications (RFA)
In November 2020, the BSCC released the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program Request for Applications (RFA). The CESF RFA made $41,763,011 available to county governments to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The RFA instructions and application package are found below:
CESF Proposal Instructions Packet - Word
CESF Application Package - Word
The CESF Bidders’ Conference was held on December 16, 2020 to provide clarity on the Request for Applications (RFA) and to address questions from prospective applicants. The meeting Agenda, PowerPoint Presentation, and Meeting Recording are provided below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Questions from prospective bidders are answered and posted below. Please check back often as FAQs will be updated up until January 28, 2021
Summary of Key Dates
|Release Request for Applications||November 20, 2020|
|Virtual Bidder's Conference||December 16, 2020|
|Applications Due to the BSCC|
|Application Review||February - March, 2021|
|New Grants Begin||March 31, 2021|
|Mandatory New Grantee Orientation||April 7, 2021|
For general information about the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program, please email us at CESF@bscc.ca.govcreate new email.
CESF grantees are encouraged to contact Field Representative John Prince (John.Prince@gmail.comcreate new email), Adelita Dizdarevic (Adelita.Dizdarevic@bscc.ca.govcreate new email), or Johnny Sanchez (Johnny.Sanchez@bscc.ca.govcreate new email) directly with any questions.