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Notice CPD-20-08: Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act


Date Published: September 2020


Notice CPD-21-08 supersedes this Notice.

This Notice announces the allocation formula, amounts, and requirements for the additional $3.96 billion in funding provided for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These ESG-CV funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus. Requirements at 24 CFR Part 576 will apply to the use of these funds, unless otherwise provided by the alternative requirements and flexibilities established under the CARES Act, this Notice, or subsequent waivers, amendments or replacements to this Notice. The alternative requirements established by this Notice that limit activities in comparison with the requirements in 24 CFR 576 and the CARES Act are not retroactive. Accordingly, any ESG or ESG-CV activities included in an action plan or substantial amendment for which HUD completed its review must comply with the requirements in effect at the time of the recipient's consolidated plan submission, except where this Notice provides new flexibility as authorized by the CARES Act.

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