The Emergency Solutions Grants 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 nonprofit organizations. The purpose of the program is to support the beginning steps in Idaho’s Continuum of Care process by preventing homelessness, rapidly re-housing the homeless, and providing emergency shelter that enables persons experiencing homelessness to move toward independent, stable housing. If you would like additional information about the ESG program, you may email IHFA’s Homelessness Programs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: HUD No Longer Using HUD Exchange for HUD-Issued Program/Competition Information
Effective immediately, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will use two different listservs on HUD’s website to communicate information regarding information developed by HUD/SNAPS concerning:
• Continuum of Care (CoC) Program;
• Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs;
• Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP);
• Other Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) developed by SNAPS; and
• Any other information related to SNAPS programs and the work to end homelessness.
Information and guidance produced by HUD technical assistance providers regarding SNAPS programs remains on the HUD Exchange and new information will continue to appear. But documents and communication written by SNAPS will no longer be sent through the HUD Exchange listserv. Please communicate this information to your homeless organizations, local government contacts, interested stakeholders, etc.
Please sign up for the listservs as soon as you can so you do not miss important information regarding the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition, including GIW release, and other information related to SNAPS programs.
We also ask that you provide this information on your CoC’s website and at public forums..
To subscribe to the SNAPS Competitions listserv please click on the link: https://www.hud.gov/subscribe/signup?listname=SNAPS%20Competitions&list=SNAPS-COMPETITIONS-L
To subscribe to the SNAPS Program Information listserv please click on the link: https://www.hud.gov/subscribe/signup?listname=SNAPS%20Program%20Information&list=SNAPS-PROGRAM-INFORMATION-L
IHFA ESG Forms and Manuals
- ESG Shelter Reimbursement Request Forms
- HPRR Reimbursement Request Forms
- ESG Hourly Billing Rate Calculation (Fillable)
- ESG Eligible Cost Detail
The ESG program requires cross-program reporting with the HOME Investment Partnerships program and the State of Idaho’s Community Development Block Grant. Click here to access these reports.