Project Roomkey Comprehensive Guidance Released
June 4, 2020
On Monday, the Department of Social Services (CDSS) released a comprehensive All County Welfare Directors Letter (ACWDL) on Project Roomkey. Project Roomkey is a FEMA-reimbursable program through June 30, which was designed to provide safe non-congregate shelter options for homeless individuals impacted by COVID-19 in hotels, motels, and trailers. The Administration and local governments have worked tirelessly to make this initiative a success.
The ACWDL outlines the state funding issued for this initiative; the federal, state, and local government partnership; eligibility determination; reporting requirements; and technical assistance available to local governments. The document also provides individuals with links to useful training and implementation resources. While counties continue to utilize this program, the ACWDL provides the necessary guidance and direction to resources in one document.