The Emergency Solutions Grant or ESG Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is authorized by the McKinney-Vento Act and amended by the HEARTH Act. The purpose of the ESG Program is to provide funding to: Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street, improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families, help operate shelters, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless. ESG funds administered by Clark County are being made available to eligible nonprofit organizations that provide critical services to individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Southern Nevada.
This application is the result of additional funds authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. This local application is only open to organizations operating and serving clients in Clark County Nevada. The allowable activities for this program are Rapid Rehousing, Emergency Shelter, and Homeless Prevention. The emphasis of this program will be on funding projects serving these IDENTIFIED NEEDS:
- Any shelter facilities and rapid rehousing programs especially those serving victims of domestic violence, youth and transition age youth, and INTACT families.
- Homeless prevention programs offering rental assistance, utility assistance, and relocation services to individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus and the subsequent state-wide shut down.
Organizations awarded funds through this application are required to receive individuals and families through the coordinated intake process and utilize the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for data entry and case management.