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CPD Memo: CARES Act Flexibilities for ESG and HOPWA Funds Used to Support Coronavirus Response and Plan Amendment Waiver


Date Published: May 2020


This memorandum from the Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD’s) Acting Assistant Secretary John Gibbs urges states and localities not to wait to apply for their Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) coronavirus response (ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV) allocations. The memorandum also grants a waiver for plan amendments with instructions on how a grantee may submit an amendment for allocated ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV funds. The expedited process allows a grantee to incorporate ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV funds within the most recent annual action plan, including a 2019 annual action plan.

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