Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Notice of Funding Availability- FY 2018
The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) expects to release a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program in June of 2018. HCD receives funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund this program. The ESG Program is designed to provide funding for nonprofit providers and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness.
At this time, HCD has indicated that they have fallen behind on their timeline for releasing the NOFA. However, they do not expect to extend the timeline for local communities to submit the application, which will likely be due in early July. They have indicated that there will very few changes from the NOFA that was released in 2017, and local communities should begin their provider selection process based on the 2017 NOFA.
The Yolo County Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition (HPAC) is responsible for providing a local competition to determine which local projects will be recommended to HCD for funding. HPAC is issuing a 2018 ESG Notice of Funding with information regarding this local funding opportunity. The local 2018 ESG Selection Process was adopted on May 23, 2018.
A mandatory Notice of Intent was due by 5pm on Monday, May 29th, 2018 for providers interested in applying for these funds. Notices of intent were received for three projects total: one for the Non-Competitive Rapid Re-Housing Funding and two for the Competitive Regional Funding.
Project Selection Process
Per the FY 2018 ESG Selection Process adopted by HPAC on 5/23/2018, the Homeless Coordinator reviewed all Notices of Intent and determined that a local competition process was not needed because no more than two notices of intent were received in either funding pool.
On June 27, 2018, HPAC approved the funding recommendation which is provided below along with a brief description of each project.