Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program Funds: The Emergency Solutions Grant Program provides grants by formula to states, metropolitan cities, urban counties, and U.S. territories for eligible activities, which generally include essential services related to emergency shelter, rehabilitation and conversion of buildings to be used as emergency shelters, operation of emergency shelters, and homelessness prevention services. The specific five program areas that ESG funds are: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, Rapid Rehousing assistance, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), as well as up to 7.5% of a recipient’s allocation can be used for administrative activities.