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Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program

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Consumer Alert

Consumers of services should be aware that, except in cases where a small fee is charged for emergency shelter, agencies providing homeless services do NOT charge homeless participants for service.  If a provider requires payment, you should consider accessing another resource.  Please access the related link below for DCA funded agencies in your area.  You may also contact the Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agency for your area to identify another service provider in your area. This information can be found at the related link below.


Related Documents and Links

 *Further, only an agency offering assistance can determine eligibility for the programs and services they provide.  Please be advised that eligibility is NOT determined by parties outside that agency.

Program Description

The Emergency Solutions 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. 

Announcements

2017 (SFY 2018) ESG Application Process

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2017 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. The application process will open on Friday, March 17, 2017 and all applications, supporting materials, and organizational documentation will be due on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Noon. Please note that there will be a cut-off date for receiving your log in information for HSOnline. Applicants are able to request log-in information beginning on Friday, March 17, 2017 and ending on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Application documents and a link for the HSOnline system will be made available on this website upon opening of the application process.


The HSOnline system may be accessed using the link below. Registration and organizational document uploads may be performed as of March 17, 2017. All online project applications will be available in the HSOnline system by COB on Monday, March 20, 2017.http://htf.dca.ga.gov/HF/HSOnline/HSOnlineReg2017.htm

2017 ESG Application Workshop Presentations


2017 ESG Application Manual and Supplemental Documents


2017 ESG Application Q&A Webinars


March 23, 2017, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Please register for ESG Application Q&A on Mar 23, 2017 2:00 PM EDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3118955328839730177
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Please register for ESG Application Q&A on Mar 28, 2017 10:00 AM EDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4291177660560571393
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

March 30, 2017, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Please register for ESG Application Q&A on Mar 30, 2017 2:00 PM EDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3692353941259834881
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

April 4, 2017, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Please register for ESG Application Q&A on Apr 04, 2017 10:00 AM EDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6838323889652508161
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

April 6, 2017, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Please register for ESG Application Q&A on Apr 06, 2017 2:00 PM EDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1952470248792680449
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

April 11, 2017, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Please register for ESG Application Q&A on Apr 11, 2017 10:00 AM EDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8071152401807980033
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


2017 ESG Application Q&A Webinar Presentations



SFY 2017 ESG, HOPWA, and S+C Matching Awards

The Department of Community Affairs is pleased to announce this year’s awards under the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Matching, and Housing Opportunity for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. The broad purpose of these programs is to deliver housing supports and related services to persons strictly defined as either: (1) “homeless” or “at risk of homelessness,” as defined in Federal regulation for the ESG program, or as (2) “eligible persons” (lower income persons with HIV/AIDS) as defined for the HOPWA program.

In this year's competition we received 290 requests totaling $17 million dollars. Of the requests, $8.9 million dollars
was awarded to 167 programs. Funding for each award comes from either (1) Federal ESG or HOPWA
funds made available to DCA or (2) the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (HTF).


Downloads


Are You an ESG Grantee?

(Follow this link to ESG Grantees Only  Web Page)

 

Contact Information

Email: Office of Homelessness and Special Needs Housing

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231

If you are homeless or in need of housing assistance, please contact the DCA Call Center at 1-888-858-6085.