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.
- Learn about ESG Requirements
- View ESG Law, Regulations, and Notices
- View the SNAPS Weekly Focus
- View SNAPS-Shots
- View Other ESG Program Information
COVID-19 Resources for Homeless Providers
The recent emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page for the latest SNAPS information and resources.
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.
ESG News & Announcements
Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers - Fridays at 2:30 PM EDT
Date Posted: April 20, 2021
HUD's HDX 1.0 Now Open, 2021 HIC and PIT Count Data Submission Guidance Released, and Registration Reminder for Upcoming Office Hours
Date Posted: April 19, 2021
COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers – April 14, 2021
Date Posted: April 14, 2021
Still Time to Register: NHSDC Spring 2021 Virtual Conference – April 12–29, 2021
Date Posted: April 08, 2021
FY 2021 CPD Program Formula Allocations Posted
Date Posted: April 06, 2021
CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports Posted
Date Posted: April 02, 2021