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On September 1, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a Notice announcing the allocation formula, amounts, and program requirements for the $3.96 billion in supplemental Emergency Solutions Grants Program funding Congress provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to help states and localities respond to the coronavirus pandemic . The Notice also extends the waivers and flexibilities provided for ESG-CV funds to annual ESG funds for prior fiscal years so that grantees may use annual ESG resources as part of their coronavirus response.

The Notice allows state ESG grantees to use up to 100 percent of funds awarded to carry out activities directly, rather than pass on those resources to localities or nonprofits. It also permits states and localities to subaward funds to public housing agencies and local redevelopment agencies. To receive funds described in the Notice, an eligible recipient must prepare, submit, and certify a substantial amendment to its most recently approved Action Plan. These funds are not subject to the public comment/citizen participation requirements of the ESG program, but the grantee must publish electronically how the allocation has been or will be used.

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Emergency Solutions Grants Cares Act Implementation Challenges

We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments Emergency Solutions Grants Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act program. Our audit objective was to determine what challenges ESG-CV grant recipients faced in implementing the program and using grant funds. We used a survey questionnaire to gather feedback and insight directly from the 362 recipients of ESG-CV grants. At the time we initiated this audit in July 2021, ESG-CV grant recipients had spent $563,178,336 of available $3.96 billion grant funds. We performed this audit to assist HUDs Office of Community Planning and Development in identifying opportunities to improve the timeliness and use of ESG-CV grant funds.

We recommend that the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development consider including grant recipients challenges with capacity, multiple sources of funding, and subgrantee monitoring as part of CPDs risk assessments.

Interview : Considerations For Cares Act Funding

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The EAC does not edit or modify the contents provided in CARES Act or HAVA Election Security Grant reports. The report contents are posted as we receive them by the states.

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Esg Coronavirus Aid Relief And Economic Security Act

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was signed into law to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act provides for $4 billion to be distributed through the ESG Program nationally, and includes waivers of certain provisions of the ESG regulations. The first allocation of ESG CARES Act funding released by HUD allocated $33,254,679 to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. This funding has been programmed for street outreach, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention. On June 9, 2020, the HUD released the second allocation through the CARES Act for the ESG nationally, of which $64,537,937 was allocated to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The Departments 2020 One Year Action Plan outlined that ESG CARES second allocation funding is programmed for rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, Homeless Management Information System , and administration.

Hud Relaxes A Spending Deadline For Emergency Solutions Grants


The Department of Housing and Urban Development is relaxing one of the deadlines in Notice CPD-21-08 for recipients to spend the CARES Act’s Emergency Solutions Grants , which can be used to provide urgent assistance to households experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HUD recognizes the extremely difficult circumstances recipients are working under and have been working under since the start of the pandemic in 2020. We also appreciate how hard recipients have worked to serve our most vulnerable citizens during this critical time. Therefore, in accordance with HUDs discretion regarding the March 31, 2022, expenditure deadline, HUD has determined it will not recapture funds from recipients who do not meet that deadline, the department said in a letter to recipients. HUD is currently considering whether it is necessary to establish a later deadline to replace the March 31, 2022, deadline for expending 80% of each ESG-CV grant. HUD is also considering whether it is necessary to establish a new overall ESG-CV expenditure deadline that is later than the current September 30, 2022, deadline.

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Emergency Solutions Grant Cares Act

Program Description

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department awarded the City of Riverside $968,672 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homeless prevention activities to mitigate impacts of COVID-19and families may be used for a variety of emergency and support services for low- and moderate-income residents. All funds must be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus.

The City released the Notice of Funding Availability on May 18, 2020. City Council approved the following awards on May 26, 2020.


Using The Emergency Solutions Grant Program For Covid


As COVID-19 threatens the economic stability of millions of individuals and families, the need for resources and programs to assist families at risk of experiencing homelessness is more evident than ever. The Emergency Solutions Grants Program is one tool being used by Community Development practitioners to respond to local housing needs.

During the webinar, Marlisa Grogan from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs gives an overview of the recent ESG provisions in the CARES Act and the implications for local jurisdictions. We also hear from Richard Cho from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness on how CCEH is helping bridge the gap between this federal program and local efforts to house individuals and prevent homelessness. Callahan Seltzer, LISC’s Housing Director, discusses how to integrate the program into a broader housing response strategy.


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Esg Tdhca State Annual Allocation 2020

The 2020 ESG Annual Allocation for State Emergency Solutions Grant Funding through Texas Department of Housing and Communities Affairs Application can be found under 2020 ESG Annual Application Materials. This is a separate funding opportunity than ESG CV Funding. See the chart below.

The Funding Opportunity:

The 2020 ESG annual allocation Notice of Funding Availability through TDHCA can be found posted online at:

The NOFA has details on eligible activities, funding amounts, and deadlines. The funding amount for the TX BoS CoC is: $3,643,643. Applicants should determine in which CoC region they belong so they will know how much is available within their region and whom to contact to apply for funding. . The minimum amount requested under each ESG Application, including all Program Participant Services, funds for HMIS, and Administrative funds, must be at least $50,000, and not more than $300,000 for all Program Participant services proposed in the Application. Eligible Applicants are Units of Local Government as defined by HUD in CPD Notice 17- 10 or Private Nonprofit Organizations. Public Housing Authorities and Local Redevelopment Agencies are not federally eligible Applicants.

The Application Submission Procedures Manual which TDHCA released includes the following dates:

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    Emergency Solutions Grant Program, explained

    The Federal Government provided the Emergency Solutions Grant – Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 among individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are receiving homeless assistance. In FY20, The State of Utah ESG CARES allocation contributed just over $14 million to this effort. ESG CARES Act funding expanded services by funding 66 projects across 30 agencies, supporting 7,563 individuals through Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Re-housing, Emergency Shelter and Street Outreach programs.

    The Utah Office of Homeless Services the ESG CARES funding for the State. Questions regarding the RFP process or funding can be directed to .

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