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) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program on March 29, 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.

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 2019 ESG Notice of Funding with information regarding this local funding opportunity on March 18, 2019.

Project Selection Process

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

Initially, one Notice of Intent was received for the Non-Competitive funding pool, and three Notices of Intent were received for the Competitive funding pool. The HHSA Homeless Services Team reviewed all Notices of Intent and determined that a local competition process was needed because more than two notices of intent were received in the Competitive funding pool. However, one Competitive proposal was withdrawn, therefore no local competition process was needed.  

Funding Recommendations

 On May 1, 2019, HPAC voted to recommend the FY2019 ESG Applicants for funding. The projects are listed below: 

5.1.19 ESG Approval

Final project applications are due to HCD on May 30, 2019.