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
COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers – September 23, 2020
Date Posted: September 23, 2020
Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers - Fridays at 2:30 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 22, 2020
Register Today: The Distressed Cities Technical Assistance Program Presents a Webinar Series for Local Governments Serving Small Communities Responding to COVID-19 – Summer 2020
Date Posted: September 21, 2020
Register Today: 2020 Completing the CAPER Webinar - September 30, 2020 - 1 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 16, 2020
NHSDC Fall 2020 Virtual Conference – October 5-30, 2020
Date Posted: September 14, 2020
IDIS 11.21 Release Notification
Date Posted: September 11, 2020