Date Published: March 2012
Congress allocates funding to ESG on an annual basis. HUD will set aside for allocation to the territories up to 0.2 percent, but not less than 0.1 percent, of the total amount of each appropriation in any fiscal year. The remainder will be allocated to States, metropolitan cities, and urban counties. The percentage allocated to States, metropolitan cities, and urban counties will be equal to the percentage of the total amount available under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the prior fiscal year. If an allocation to a metropolitan city or urban county would be less than 0.05 percent of the total fiscal year appropriation for ESG, the amount is added to the allocation of the State in which the city or county is located.
There has been no change in the allocation process from the Emergency Shelter Grants program that is now being used for the Emergency Solutions Grants program.