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Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act Funding (ESG-CV) Round 2

ESG-CV Round 2, December 2020 - January 2021

The State ESG Office issued a Request for Applications for ESG-CV Round 2 on December 4, 2020. Orange County, through the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH), is eligible to apply for up to $463,824 in total ESG funds in four categories:

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

  • Housing Stability: Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention

  • Homeless Management Information Systems database

  • Administration for fiscal sponsors and local units of governments

Links and Documents


  • Fri. 12/18

    • Local competition information sent to service providers and community

  • Tues. 12/29, 3-4:00pm

    • ESG Applicant Briefing on Orange County local timeline and process via Zoom

    • Recording will be posted on OCPEH website:

  • Fri. 1/8

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

  • Starting Fri. 1/8

    • Project Review Committee scores project applications​

  • Tues. 1/12-Fri. 1/15 (Date and time TBD)

    • Project Review Committee meeting to formulate recommendation for ESG-CV Round 2 funding for Leadership Team review​

  • Wed. 1/20, 6pm 

    • OCPEH Leadership Team meeting to determine ESG-CV Round 2 funding recommendation​

  • Fri. 1/22

    • OCPEH staff submit full ESG-CV Round 2 application materials to the State ESG Office in advance of deadline​

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 2020 – June 2021.


Please email Corey Root if you are interested in 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

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