Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Notice of Funding Availability- FY 2020

 The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program on February 28, 2020. 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.

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 issued a 2020 ESG Notice of Funding with information regarding this local funding opportunity on March 25, 2020.

Project Selection Process

The local 2020 ESG Selection Process was adopted on March 23, 2020. A mandatory Notice of Intent was due by 5pm on Monday, March 30th, 2020 from providers interested in applying for these funds.

Initially, two Notices of Intent were received for the Non-Competitive funding pool, and two Notices of Intent were received for the Competitive funding pool. However, one Notice of Intent in each funding pool was subsequently withdrawn, leaving just one Notice of Intent in each funding pool. Per the 2020 ESG Selection Process adopted by HPAC on 3/23/2020, the HHSA Homeless Services Team reviewed all Notices of Intent and determined that a local competition process was not needed because no more than two notices of intent received in either funding pool.  

Funding Recommendations

On April 22, 2020, HPAC approved the funding recommendation which is provided below and includes a brief description of each project.

ESG Applicant List and Funding Decision

Final project applications are due to HCD on July 10, 2020.