2022 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT
This program is funded and regulated at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered locally by the Cobb County CDBG Program Office. It is authorized under the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act).
Annually, the Cobb County CDBG Program Office requests proposals from local non-profit organizations and government entities to carry out eligible activities in the County. This funding application is for the period beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
A Selection Committee will review all applications for compliance with requirements and make funding recommendations to the Chairman and Cobb County Board of Commissioners (BOC). Recommendations for grant awards will be provided to the Chairman and BOC during the month of November 2021.
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:
- Street Outreach
- Emergency Shelter
- Homelessness Prevention
- Rapid Re-Housing
All Homelessness Prevention must serve clients with incomes below 30% Area Median Income (AMI). All Rapid Re-Housing Programs must serve clients with incomes below 50% AMI.
ESG Low Income Limits
30% Area Median Income
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) www.huduser.gov
All ESG funded agencies are required to participate in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) ClientTrack.