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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

ESG FY 2024-25, June - August 2024

The State ESG Office issued a Request for Applications for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 funding on June 11,2024. Orange County, through the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH), is eligible to apply for up to $98,345 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 $59,007 of the $98,345 is available for this activity

  • Housing Stability: Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention

    • This category has a funding MINIMUM

    • No less than $39,338 of the $98,345 is available for this activity

  • Homeless Management Information Systems database

  • Administration for fiscal sponsors and local units of governments

Links and Documents

Local Timeline

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 2024 – June 2026.

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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