Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The State ESG Office opened the FY2019 ESG Competition on July 16, 2019. This year Orange County is eligible to apply for $100,000 of State ESG funds.


Project applications are due (email hapierce@orangecountync.gov) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday September 13.


HUD block grants Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds to the State ESG Office, who makes them available for many communities across the state, including Orange County. Several types of homeless programs and services are eligible activities, including:

  • Shelter operations

  • Street outreach

  • Rapid Re-housing

  • Prevention

  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) costs

Orange County has a local process to determines local funding priorities. Please find information about about the current year process in the above document, information about previous year competitions below:

  • The FY 2018 ESG application was submitted to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services on October 30, 2018.

    • ​Full information on FY2018 ESG local competition in this document.

    • ​OCPEH Leadership Team approved 2017 ESG Scorecard on October 4, 2017