The DCA ESG and HOPWA Programs applications are NOW OPEN!

ESG Program Application Links

HOPWA Application Link

The DCA ESG Program will have five (5) Q & A webinars offered during the application process. The HOPWA Program will will have two (2) Q & A webinars during the application process. Local government entities and non-profit organizations applying ESG and/or HOPWA are encouraged to attend at least one (1) Q & A webinar.

Q & A Webinars

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Webinar Link)
  • ESG Q & A Only
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Webinar Link)
  • ESG Q & A Only
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Webinar Link)
  • ESG and HOPWA Q & A will be offered.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Webinar Link)
  • ESG andHOPWA Q & A will be offered.
  • Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (Webinar Link)

The application process for both ESG and HOPWA will close at noon, Monday, May 2, 2022.


All applicants will need to register on and obtain a Unique Entity ID (SAM) number.  The UEI (SAM) number is required in order to apply for the DCA ESG Program. Please visit to register for this number. If you are already registered with SAM.GOV and have a DUNS number, then your UEI SAM number is located within your SAM.GOV account. Any questions regarding UEI (SAM) number should be made to SAM.GOV

We appreciate your time in reviewing this information. Please feel free to pass it along to others within your agency, or to any organization that serves the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in your community.

All ESG Program application questions or concerns should be referred to LaDrina M. Jones (

All HOPWA application questions or concerns should be referred to Michelle Carter (

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On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub.L. No. 116-136) was signed into law to respond to the growing effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. The CARES Act provides special allocations to the State of Georgia under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) programs to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

Annually the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) prepares its Action Plan which outlines the methods of distribution for Federal formula grant funding received by the State of Georgia through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Notice is hereby given that the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan will now include the CARES Act funding for the previously mentioned programs which will be known as ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV. In addition, the 2019 Annual Action Plan will be amended to add the new programs' Methods of Distribution which constitute a significant change in the distribution of funds under the plan and thus necessitate a substantial amendment to the original Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. In accordance with a waiver of regulatory authority, approved by HUD on April 8, 2020, to the normal citizen comment period, DCA will hold a 5-day citizen comment period starting on Friday, May 15, 2020, until Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

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