Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Notice of Funding Availability- FY 2019

 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 March of 2019. 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 there will very few changes from the NOFA that was released in 2018, and local communities should begin their provider selection process based on the 2018 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 2019 ESG Notice of Funding with information regarding this local funding opportunity.

Project Selection Process

The local 2019 ESG Selection Process was adopted on March 15, 2019. A mandatory Notice of Intent is due by 5pm on Monday, April 1st, 2019 from providers interested in applying for these funds.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Notice of Intent and Selection Process carefully prior to submission for full details on requirements.