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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

ESG FY23-24, June - August 2023

The State ESG Office will issue a Request for Applications for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 funding in June 2023. Orange County, through the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH), is eligible to apply for up to $101,534 in total ESG funds in four categories:

  • Crisis Response: Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter Operations and Services

    • This category has a funding CAP

    • No more than $60,920 of the $101,534 is available for this activity

  • Housing Stability: Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention

    • This category has a funding MINIMUM

    • No less than $40,614 of the $101,534 is available for this activity

  • Homeless Management Information Systems database

  • Administration for fiscal sponsors and local units of governments

Links and Documents

Local Timeline

  • Tuesday, 6/06

  • Tuesday, 6/13

    • State ESG Office 2023-2024 ESG RFA Instructional Session and Q&A, 10am-12pm

  • Thursday, 6/15

    • State ESG Office 2023-2024 ESG RFA Instructional Session and Q&A, 10am-12pm             New Applicants Only

  • Tuesday, 6/20

    • State ESG Office 2023-2024 ESG RFA Instructional Session and Q&A, 1pm-3pm

  • Wednesday, 6/21

  • Tuesday, 7/11

    • Project applications due by noon, 12:00 p.m.

  • Wed, 7/12 – Friday, 7/21                     

    • Project Review Committee scores project applications

  • Monday, 7/24

    • Project Review Committee meeting to formulate recommendation for ESG FY 2023-24 funding for Leadership Team review

  • Week of July 31st

    • OCPEH Leadership Team meeting to determine ESG FY 2023-24 funding recommendation

  • Sunday, 8/6

    • CoC Lead notifies applicants of ESG FY 2023-24 funding recommendation

  • Monday, 8/21

    • OCPEH sends completed ESG application (Project applications, Regional application, and Funding recommendation) to State ESG Office via Smartsheet

Project Review Committee

Community members with a knowledge of homeless programs and community priorities serve on the Project Review Committee (PRC). PRC members work with funding recommendations for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) competitions, and monitor program performance throughout the year.

Project Review Committee members cannot have ties to agencies applying for CoC or ESG funding and serve July 2023 – June 2025.

Please email Rachel Waltz if you are would like to learn more about serving on the Project Review Committee.

General ESG Info

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

Previous ESG Grant Competitions

Orange County has a local process to determines local funding priorities. Please find information about previous year competitions below:

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