The Emergency Solutions Grant (known as ESG) is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transitions to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act).
The Department of Commerce is a Grantee of HUD and will administer this award for eligible counties and cities that are not direct recipients of HUD.
The purpose of the ESG program is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are experiencing homelessness. The funds under this program are intended to target individuals and families who would be homeless but for this assistance. The funds will provide for a variety of assistance, including: short-term or medium-term Rental Assistance, Housing Search and Placement, and Housing Stability Case Management.
Consolidated Plan and Action Plan
Household Eligibility – Prevention (Word document)
Household Eligibility – Rapid Re-Housing (Word document)
Household Eligibility – Re-Evaluation (Word document)
Third-Party Oral Verification (Word document)
Self-Declaration of Eligibility (Word document)
Utility Assistance (Word document)
Client File Checklist (Word document)
BVS Client Consent Form
Commerce does not provide services directly to people who are at risk for or experiencing homelessness. Please refer to the “Need Help?” links above if you need individual assistance.
ESG Program Manager