Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESGP)
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The Emergency Solutions (formerly "Shelter") Grants (ESG) Program provides outreach, shelter, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention and related services to persons experiencing homelessness, or for persons in danger of becoming homeless, throughout the state. Assistance is provided to members of the community , local government entities and non-profit organizations utilizing State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission (HTF) and Federal HUD ESG funds. This program is principally designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living as well as to prevent homelessness.
Announcing Application Part 2 Webinars
ESG Application Q&A and Troubleshooting
The purpose of the webinars is to offer the opportunity to ask questions about the eligible programs, activities, and the applications themselves. Registration is limited to 100 participants for each webinar and is offered on a first come, first served basis. DCA staff will make a brief presentation followed by open Q&A with applicants. Please join us to have your questions answered and learn from your peers!
Thursday, April 4 at 10AM - Completed
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/118253015
Friday, April 5 at 10AM - Completed
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/428794231
Thursday, April 11 at 10AM - Completed
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/996571887
Friday, April 12 at 10AM - Completed
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/236960239
Thursday, April 18 at 10AM - Completed
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/587113079
Friday, April 19 at 10AM - Completed
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/186994527
Tuesday, April 23 at 10AM
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/954945135
Monday, April 29 at 10AM
Registration Web Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/796802639
2013 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Application Process
General Information - Workshop Locations and Dates - Beginning March 11! (Workshops Completed)
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2013 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for “eligible” persons as defined by HUD. (For more information click here)
The entire application process will be conducted online. All interested applicants must complete a “Notice of Intent” and submit required organizational documentation online before completing the application. The key dates follow:
Part 1 – Sunday, March 31, 2013 Online Before 5:00 p.m. (Closed)
New and returning ESG applicants must submit an online “Notice of Intent (NOI)” to apply. In addition, the prospective applicant will submit the name, type and location for each program for which funds may be requested. Once prospective applicants submit their online NOI, they will receive a login and password by email from DCA that will enable the organization to complete additional information requests online.
Prospective applicants must submit or update all organizational information by this same date. Prospective applicants that do not meet this deadline will not be considered for funding. All prospective applicants must make a 100% online submission of organizational information. This submission will provide DCA with information on the prospective applicant that includes complete contact information, current Georgia Secretary of State Registration, IRS 501c3 determination, agency articles of incorporation, organization’s board list, organization’s board meeting minutes (most recent three meetings), organization’s staff list, organization’s full annual budget, organization’s current annual financial statement, and other information that may be required by DCA.
Part 2 ‐‐ Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Online Before 5:00 p.m.
Part 1 submissions must be made to the satisfaction of DCA by prospective applicants prior to the due date. Late applications will not be considered. Separate program applications must be made for each program type; outreach (and related services), shelter (and related services), transitional housing, homelessness prevention or rapid re‐housing program, etc. proposed for funding. Complete, program by program information will be due on or before April 30, 2013 on prospective beneficiaries, program policy, HMIS implementation strategy, specific program budget detail, etc. Also due on or before this date will be original documents executed by the applicant, to include an application summary of all program requests, required certifications, local approval(s) (by program), and as applicable, certification of consistency with local HUD consolidated plans.
Among other requirements, and as referenced above, ESG applicants should note that for 2013:
ESG application documents should be available on‐line on or about March 15, 2013. For successful applicants, funding should be available on or about July 1, 2013.
Public Comment Notice (click here)
FFY2013/SFY2014 Goals and Action Steps
for ESG and HOPWA Programs
DCA has prepared a draft of the FFY2013 Goals and Action Steps for each program along with other program specific requirements including the proposed methods of funding distribution and the program priorities for funding. Comments regarding these and other issues will be accepted for a 30-day period for review and consideration prior to the beginning of these application submission periods. The draft of this document can be found at:
Additionally, the public may contact DCA directly at 404-679-5821 or through the TTY line at 404-679-4915 to receive a written copy of these proposed goals and action steps.
ESG and HOPWA Awards
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