The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has declared a homeless shelter crisis.
The declaration means that the county is now eligible for up to $4.8 million in grant funding to help address homelessness.
Many cities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties have already declared a shelter crisis in their communities to try to get some of the $500 million in state money available under the Homeless Shelter Emergency Aid Program.
The Paso Robles City Council will also consider declaring a crisis at Tuesday night’s meeting.
The public can provide input on how San Luis Obispo County should spend the funds via an online survey.