Essential Services are an eligible activity under the Street Outreach component when provided to unsheltered individuals and families. Services are provided on the street, or in parks, abandoned buildings, bus stations, campgrounds, and other unsheltered settings.
Essential Services can include the following:
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For the specific requirements and eligible activities of the Street Outreach program component, please review § 576.101 of the ESG Program Interim Rule and the ESG Program Components Virtual Binder. For detailed guidance on the distinctions between essential services funded under the Emergency Shelter vs. Street Outreach components, refer to the Assigning Essential Services to the Appropriate Program Component.