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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

ESG FY21-22, July - October 2021

The State ESG Office issued a Request for Applications for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 funding on July 6, 2021. Orange County, through the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH), is eligible to apply for up to $101,315 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 $60,789 of the $101,315 is available for this activity

  • Housing Stability: Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention

    • This category has a funding MINIMUM

    • No less that $40,526 of the $101,315 is available for this activity

  • Homeless Management Information Systems database

  • Administration for fiscal sponsors and local units of governments

Links and Documents


  • Thursday, July 8

  • Tuesday, August 3, 12-1pm

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

    • Recording will be posted on OCPEH website on 8/4/21:

  • Wednesday, September 1

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

  • Week of September 6

    • Project Review Committee scores project applications​

  • Week of September 13

    • Project Review Committee meeting to formulate recommendation for ESG FY 21-22 funding for Leadership Team review​

  • Monday, September 20

    • OCPEH Leadership Team meeting to determine ESG FY 21-22 funding recommendation​

  • Friday, October 1

    • OCPEH staff will submit full ESG FY 21-22 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 2021 – June 2022.


Please email Rachel Waltz 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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