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
CoC and ESG Virtual Binders cover foundational topics from the CoC and ESG programs, with the goal to transfer basic knowledge to grantees in order to more successfully administer their projects.
Each virtual binder reflects a range of learning styles and offers a variety of ways to interact with the topics. Topics include eligible activities, grant administration, leasing and rental assistance, program components, and many more.
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
Register Today: How PHAs Can Assist People Experiencing Homelessness Webinar – October 5, 2021 – 1:30 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 22, 2021
COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers – September 21, 2021
Date Posted: September 21, 2021
Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers - Fridays at 2:30 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 20, 2021
Explore e-snaps 101 and 201 Toolkits
Date Posted: September 17, 2021
Register Today: HOME-ARP Notice Review Webinar Series – Fall 2021
Date Posted: September 16, 2021
Register Today: Child Tax Credit Navigator Training for CoC and ESG Grantees – September 24, 2021 – 12:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 14, 2021