Emergency Solutions Grants Program

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, revising the Emergency Shelter Grants Program in significant ways and renaming it the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. The ESG Interim Rule took effect on January 4, 2012. The change in the program’s name, from Emergency Shelter Grants to Emergency Solutions Grants, reflects the change in the program’s focus from addressing the needs of homeless people in emergency or transitional shelters to assisting people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.


ESG Program Guides, Tools, and Webinars

Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources are provided to assist grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs.

Homelessness Programs Toolkit for State ESG Recipients

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ESG News & Announcements

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