Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
Program Description | Awards | Contact Information
Consumers of services should be aware that, except in cases where a small fee is charged for emergency shelter, agencies providing homeless services do NOT charge homeless participants for service. If a provider requires payment, you should consider accessing another resource. Please access the related link below for DCA funded agencies in your area. You may also contact the Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agency for your area to identify another service provider in your area. This information can be found at the related link below.
Related Documents and Links
*Further, only an agency offering assistance can determine eligibility for the programs and services they provide. Please be advised that eligibility is NOT determined by parties outside that agency.
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program provides outreach, shelter, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention and related services to persons experiencing homelessness, or for persons in danger of becoming homeless, throughout
the state. Assistance is provided to members of the community, local government entities and non-profit organizations utilizing State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless
Commission (HTF) and Federal HUD ESG
This program is principally designed to be the first step in a continuum
of assistance to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward
independent living as well as to prevent homelessness.
SFY 2018 ESG, HOPWA, and S+C Matching Awards
The Department of Community Affairs is pleased to announce this year’s awards under the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Matching, and Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. The broad purpose of these programs is to deliver housing supports and related services to persons strictly defined as either: (1) “homeless” or “at risk of homelessness,” as defined in Federal regulation for the ESG program, or as (2) “eligible persons” (lower income persons with HIV/AIDS) as defined for the HOPWA program.
For this fiscal year, we received 224 requests totaling $13.8 million. Of the requests, $8.7 million was awarded to 155 programs. Funding for each award comes from either (1) Federal ESG or HOPWA funds made available to DCA or (2) the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (HTF).
2017 (SFY 2018) ESG Application Process (Closed)
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) 2017 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program has closed. Applications received by DCA are currently under review. Due to unique circumstances this year, award announcements will be delayed slightly. Announcements are expected to be made mid-July. Thank you to all ESG applicants for your patience as we work through this process.
2017 ESG Application Workshop Presentations
2017 ESG Application Manual and Supplemental Documents
Are You an ESG Grantee?
(Follow this link to ESG Grantees Only Web Page)
Email: Office of Homelessness and Special Needs Housing
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231
If you are homeless or in need of housing assistance, please contact the DCA Call Center at 1-888-858-6085.