The money sent back to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development could have provided housing for 200 homeless people with mental illnesses, addictions or other disabilities between 2010 and 2015.
"We are delighted that the El Dorado County Opportunity Knocks program was recognized for these grants as they will greatly increase the vital services that homeless individuals need to help get them off the streets and on to a better way of life", said Patricia Charles-Heathers, El Dorado County's Health and Human Services Director.
MA overall received more than $73 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing (HUD).
The Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority received $109 million, the biggest single pot of funds awarded in the state.
"HUD stands with our local partners who are working each and every day to house and serve our most vulnerable neighbors", said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
Homelessness has risen this winter, with more people being listed without a permanent address. To date, that program has housed almost 1,300 formerly homeless individuals, according to the city. Local Massachusetts communities also report the number of persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness decreased.
According to a HUD report, homelessness declined in MA in 2017 compared to 2016.
According to HUD Florida has an estimated homeless population of a little over 32,000 people which is down about 4 percent from 2016 numbers. Homelessness among families with children declined 5.4 percent nationwide since 2016, local communities report the number of persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness and Veterans increased. These Continuums of Care will report these one-night "point-in-time counts" later in the year and will form the basis of HUD's 2018 national homeless estimate.