Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)

The Emergency Shelter Grant Program is authorized by Title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11371-11378). The grant is available to units of general local government or private non-profit organizations. The purpose of the program is to accommodate the beginning steps in Idaho's Continuum of Care process by preventing homelessness and providing Emergency Shelter that meets immediate needs and enables the homeless population to move toward independent living.  If you would like additional information about the ESG program, you may email IHFA Grant Programs at grants@ihfa.org or call 1-877-4GRANTS.

Federal Resources:

ESG Information
ESG Deskguide

ESG 24 CFR 576

ESG Authorizing legislation

Application Information: 

2013 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing
2013 Shelter Operations and Shelter Services

Request for Public Comment - English

IHFA ESG Forms and Manuals:

ESG Request for Funds
ESG Operations Billing Sheet
ESG Services Billing Sheet
Homeless Client File Summary 

ESG Hourly Billing Rate Calculation
ESG Allowable Expenses
2011 ESG Policy Manual