Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

The Emergency Solutions 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, rapidly re-housing the homeless, and providing emergency shelter that meets immediate needs and enables persons experiencing homelessness to move toward independent living.  If you would like additional information about the ESG program, you may email IHFA Homeless Programs at snap@ihfa.org or call 1-877-4GRANTS.

Federal Resources:

ESG Information
ESG Deskguide

ESG 24 CFR 576

ESG Authorizing legislation

Application Information: 

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
2013 ESG Policy Manual