Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

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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.

Please note that a MANDATORY Notice of Intent was due by 5pm on Monday, May 29th, 2018 for providers interested in applying for these funds. Additional instructions regarding the Notice of Intent can be found in the Notice of Funding above.