ESG Program

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ESG Program

Emergency Solutions Grant Program

2022-2023 ESG Application

FUNDING SCHEDULE FOR ALL PROGRAMS (CDBG/HOME/ESG):

Application Announcement:                  Thursday, February 10, 2022

 

Due to COVID-19 Health Protocol, public meetings will be conducted virtually using WebEx instead of in-person at East/West Utica and Cornhill community centers. Notices will be announced in the Observer-Dispatch, and link will be posted at http://www.cityofutica.com

 

Public Virtual Meetings:                                  Wednesday, February 23 @ 2:00 PM

                                                                         Wednesday, March 2 @ 5:00 PM

Proposal Submission Deadline:                        Friday, March 11, 2022 by 12:00pm

 

 

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 PROGRAM YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 10, 2022.

Eligible Program Components:

  1. Street Outreach

Essential Services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless individuals and families, connect them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services, and provide them with urgent, non-facility-based care. Component services generally consist of engagement, case management, emergency health and mental health services, and transportation. For specific requirements and eligible costs, see 24 CFR 576.101.

  1. Emergency Shelter

Renovation of a building to serve as an emergency shelter. Site must serve homeless persons for at least 3 or 10 years, depending on the cost and type of renovation (major rehabilitation, conversion, or other renovation). Note: Property acquisition and new construction are ineligible.

Essential Services for individuals and families in emergency shelter. Component services generally consist of case management, child care, education services, employment assistance and job training, outpatient health services, legal services, life skills training, mental health services, substance abuse treatment services, and transportation.

Shelter Operations, including maintenance, rent, security, fuel, equipment, insurance, utilities, and furnishings.

Relocation assistance for persons displaced by a project assisted with ESG funds.

For specific requirements and eligible costs, see 24 CFR 576.102.

  1. Homelessness Prevention

Housing relocation and stabilization services and/or short and/or medium-term rental assistance necessary to prevent the individual or family from moving into an emergency shelter or another place described in paragraph (1) of the “homeless” definition in § 576.2.

Component services and assistance generally consist of short-term and medium-term rental assistance, rental arrears, rental application fees, security deposits, advance payment of last month's rent, utility deposits and payments, moving costs, housing search and placement, housing stability case management, mediation, legal services, and credit repair. For specific requirements and eligible costs, see 24 CFR 576.103, 576.105, and 576.106.

  1. Rapid Re-Housing

Housing relocation and stabilization services and short and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help individuals or families living in an emergency shelter or other place described in paragraph (1) of the “homeless” definition move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.

Component services and assistance generally consist of short-term and medium-term rental assistance, rental arrears, rental application fees, security deposits, advance payment of last month's rent, utility deposits and payments, moving costs, housing search and placement, housing stability case management, mediation, legal services, and credit repair. For specific requirements and eligible costs, see 24 CFR 576.104, 576.105, and 576.106.

  1. HMIS

Grant funds may be used for certain Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and comparable database costs, as specified at 24 CFR 576.107

*Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a locally administered, electronic data collection system that stores longitudinal person level information about persons who access the homeless service system.

According to Section 416(F) of the HEARTH Act of 2009, HMIS participation is a statutory requirement for Emergency Solutions Grants recipients and sub-recipients.


In 2021, the City of Utica updated its Policies and Procedures Manual for administering the ESG Program, and can be found at this link.

 

For additional information, contact:   Michael Peek, Housing Development Specialist
                                                            Email: mpeek@cityofutica.com
                                                            Phone: 315-792-0282