Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)


Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) (formerly Emergency Shelter Grant) is federal grant funding to assist with rapid rehousing, street outreach, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, HMIS and administration.


Eligible activities include all activities listed in the Emergency Solution Grant Interim Rule, published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2011. Emphasis will be placed on the Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention components of the program.


DCED will accept applications from any general purpose units of local government, including cities, boroughs, and townships, towns, counties, home rule municipalities, and communities that desire to apply “on behalf of” other municipalities. Local governments must apply “on behalf of” nonprofit organizations.


$25,000 minimum and no maximum.

Non-profits are not eligible applicants.


Refer to program guidelines and application kit.

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