The City of Roanoke has been awarded supplemental funds through the CARES Act approved into law in late March. These funds are known as Emergency Solutions Grants-COVID (ESG-CV) and are to be used for the direct response, preparation and recovery of COVID-19 in our community, particularly affecting the homeless community, or the prevention of those that may become homeless. The City of Roanoke is seeking applications from qualified private or public non-profits or governmental agencies for ESG-CV2 funding for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Anticipated funding to become available upon approval by Roanoke City Council, with contracts estimated to begin no earlier than September 15, 2020.
The FY 2020-FY 2021 ESG-CV2 program priorities that will guide funding decisions are as follows:
- Support for the Homeless and those at risk of Homelessness, including shelter operations, HMIS, case management, rapid rehousing and eviction avoidance
- Maximum award to be $300,000 per program
- Agencies must have a demonstrated history of offering applicable programming
- Funds must be expended by June 30, 2021