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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

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Purpose

To fund projects that serve homeless individuals and families with supportive services, emergency shelter/transitional housing, assisting persons at risk of becoming homeless with homelessness prevention assistance, and providing permanent housing to the homeless population. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 places new emphasis on assisting people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.

Assistance Type

Grants

Terms

HCD distributes federal Emergency Solutions Grant funds to eligible subrecepients that serve eligible areas throughout the State with one or two–year grants.

Eligible Activities

ESG funds may be used for six program compo nents: Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Re-Housing Assistance, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), andAdministrative Activities.

ELIGIBLE SUBRECIPIENTS AND ELIGIBLE AREAS TO BE SERVED

Eligible subrecipients are private nonprofit organizations or units of general purpose local governments located in or serving in Eligible Areas that do not receive ESG funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For a list of Eligible Areas refer to Appendix A - 2013 Eligible Cities and Counties – (Adobe PDF)

Application Process

HUD allocates funds annually to the state ESG program. Applications are competitive and invited through an issuance of a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and formal Application. To receive news and announcements regarding HCD programs and activities, please subscribe to our email list here.

Contact

(916) 263-2771

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Public Notices

15-Day Comment Period

MODIFICATIONS TO PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE STATE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS PROGRAM

Comments due no later than 5:00 P.M. on December 30, 2015. See Public Notice and Modified Regulatory Text immediately below for more information.

45 - Day Comment Period

PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC COMENT FOR THE STATE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS PROGRAM

Below are the Department's proposed State regulations for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program, as well as the Department's Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR). The ISOR explains the Department's rationale for the proposed changes.

Public comments on these proposed regulations must be received by November 30, 2015. See the link to the Public Notice below for information on how to submit public comments, as well as other contact information.

ESG Public Hearing PowerPoint - (Adobe PDF)

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT


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