HUD Announces $2.96 Billion in ESG-CV Awards
Today, HUD announced the second allocation of ESG-CV funds totaling $2.96 Billion. Read the official press release. In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, HUD developed a new formula for these awards, accounting for variables that quantify the population currently experiencing and at risk of homelessness, including:
- Total Homeless Population
- Unsheltered Homeless Population
- Total Very Low Income (VLI) Renters
- VLI Renters that are Overcrowded or without a Kitchen or Plumbing
Additional information about HUD’s formula methodology for this second allocation is available on HUD.gov. The first allocation of $1 billion was based on HUD’s FY 2020 formula allocation.
HUD will immediately begin distributing award letters notifying Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program recipients of their second allocation of ESG funds as authorized by the CARES Act. These special ESG-CV funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. The funds will also support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Eligible Recipients and Subrecipients
Eligible ESG recipients generally consist of states, metropolitan cities, urban counties, and territories, as defined in 24 CFR 576.2. ESG subrecipients may include units of general purpose local government or private nonprofit organizations. Local governments (whether recipients or subrecipients) may also subgrant ESG funds to public housing agencies and local redevelopment authorities. Eligible subrecipients are encouraged to contact their local government for information about applying for ESG-CV funding.
Visit the SNAPS Disease Risks and Homelessness page for a full list of COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response resources and information.