The Cobb County CDBG Program Office is soliciting grant applications from nonprofit organizations, cities, and county agencies for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program.
Donor Name: Cobb County Government
County: Cobb County (GA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Not Available
Grant Duration: 1 Year
HUD also provides funding to communities through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) which is designed to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. ESG funds are available for five program components: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance, and data collection through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
The primary objective of the ESG Program is to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness, through the following services:
- Emergency Shelter is defined as any facility, where the primary purpose is to provide a temporary shelter for those individuals or households experiencing homelessness and which does not require occupants to sign leases or occupancy agreements. Emergency shelters provide a maximum 90-day project model for drop-in shelters or continuous stay shelters. To the extent practicable, participants will be assisted in obtaining housing within 20 days of entry regardless of the type of emergency shelter. However, participants may stay longer in order to prevent them from becoming homeless, on the streets, or other places not meant for human habitation. All ESG funded shelters must strive to reduce the average length of stay. Emergency shelter assistance must be available and accessible to persons County-wide.
- Rapid Re-housing quickly moves households from homelessness into permanent housing by providing move-in assistance, temporary rent assistance, and housing search/stability services. The services are time-limited and the household does not have to leave when services end. Individuals or households receiving this funding must have an income level at or below 50% AMI. Enrollment in a rapid re-housing project should rely heavily on a guided case management plan to ensure long term stability for project participants.
- Street Outreach is defined as providing essential services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people to connect them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services; and provide urgent, non facility-based care to unsheltered homeless people who are unwilling or unable to access emergency shelter, housing, or an appropriate health facility. Unsheltered homeless people are those individuals and families who qualify as homeless under paragraph (1)(i) of the “homeless” definition in 24 CFR §576.2.
- Homeless Prevention services are most efficiently used when targeted to those at greatest risk of losing housing due to an eviction notice. Households receiving this funding must have an income level below 30% AMI, must demonstrate that they do not have sufficient resources or support networks to prevent them from moving to an emergency shelter or other place defined under Category 1 of the homeless definition.
This funding application is for the period beginning January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2025.
- Street Outreach
- Emergency Shelter
- Homelessness Prevention
- Rapid Re-Housing.
For more information, visit Cobb County.