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COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Summary of ESG Program Waivers and Alternative Requirements


Date Published: November 2021


This document itemizes all waivers and alternative requirements currently in effect for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program and summarizes their applicability to the following categories of ESG Program funds:

  • ESG - CARES Act (ESG-CV)
  • Annual ESG COVID Response
  • Annual ESG Non-COVID Response

Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange for a full list of resources related to COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response for homeless providers.

The contents of these materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These materials are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

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