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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program utilizes federal funds to support communities in providing street outreach, emergency shelter, rental assistance, and related services. This program provides resources for adults and families with children experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
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 various assistance, including short-term or medium-term Rental Assistance, Housing Search and Placement, and Housing Stability Case Management.
ESG Action Plan
Every spring, an Annual Action Plan is developed to describe how the state will use that year’s annual allocation of HUD formula funds to meet affordable housing and community development needs. Action Plans are annual amendments to the five-year Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan follows HUD’s plan template. See our current Action Plan for more information.
ESG Grant Materials
CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant - COVID-19 (ESG-CV)
The Emergency Solutions Grant COVID-19 (ESG-CV) funds are to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. The funds will also support additional homeless assistance and prevention activities to mitigate Coronavirus impacts. Commerce is awarding ESG-CV funds to Consolidated Homeless Grant lead agencies. For more details, please see these resources:
- ESG-CV Overview (PDF) – This document provides information on the allocation of Washington State ESG-CV-1 and ESG CV-2 funds
- COVID-19 Information and Updates for Grantees
- HUD ESG-CV Grantee Guidance
ESG-CV Grant Materials
- Landlord Fund Programs
- Consolidated Homeless Grant
- Annual Point in Time Count
- Continuum of Care
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
- HUD Section 811 Rental Assistance
- Homeless Student Stability Program (HSSP)
- Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
- Homeless System Performance
- Office of Homeless Youth
- Homeless Councils
- Homeless Services Grantee Training
- Shelter Program Grant
Commerce does not provide services directly to people at risk for or experiencing homelessness. Please refer to the “Need Help?” links above if you need individual assistance.
ESG and ESG-CV Program Manager
ESG-CV Grant Coordinators