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The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program provides street outreach, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, and related services to persons experiencing homelessness or in danger of becoming homeless throughout the state. 
 
Sub-awards are provided to local government entities and non-profit organizations utilizing State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission (HTF) and Federal HUD ESG funds.  These agencies then deliver program services at the local level.  This program is principally designed to operate within a continuum of assistance that enables individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to move toward housing sustainability.

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  • Hello ESG and HOPWA Grant applicant:

    Below is the URL for Housing Solutions Online (HSOnline 2019) Registration and Login:

    https://dca.360works.com/hsonline2019.html

    You will  need to click on HSOnline2019 Registration and Login

    You will then need to click on Click Here to Register

    You must complete the entire Registration form online to receive your Login and Password.

    Your EIN must be in DCA’s Organization Database.  If there is no record of your EIN you will need to contact hsonline@dca.ga.gov and allow 24 hours to enter your EIN into our database.  You will then be able to complete your registration and receive your login and password along with Confirmation that you have registered. Please immediately save you password in a secure place as you will need this to log in to complete your Organizational Documents and Applications.

    Additional information can be found on the DCA website at www.dca.ga.gov

    ESG

    Click on the following links below for access to important documents on the DCA ESG webpage.

    2019-2020 ESG-HOPWA Application Workshop Presentation:

    https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5674  

    2019 Supplemental Documentation

    https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5676  

    2019 ESG Application Manual Guidelines

    https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5675

    If you have more than one supplemental document file that you need to upload as “other”, you can create a single zip file to upload.

    To create Zip file follow instructions below:

     

     

    HOPWA

    Click on the following link below to access the application workshop information on the DCA HOPWA webpage.

    2019-2020 ESG-HOPWA Application Workshop Presentation:

    http://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5678

    Q and A Webinars

    We will be hosting four ESG/HOPWA Application Q and A webinar sessions to cover any questions regarding application content.  Please click on the link below to register for any of these sessions, as needed.

     

    Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 7, 2019 10:00 AM EST at: 


    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7644537508215929346

    ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
     

    Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at: 


    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6340585986906439169

    ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
     

    Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 21, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at: 


    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1290281690415050241

    ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
     

    Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 29, 2019 10:30 AM EDT at: 


    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6663845704007546113

    ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
     

    Please feel free to share this notice with others within the state, your region or your community with an interest.

     

     

  • The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2019 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.  The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible persons, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The HOPWA Program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and persons in their family. 

    The application process will open on Friday , March 01, 2019 and all applications, supporting materials, and organizational documentation will be due on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at Noon. 

    Please note that there will be a cut-off date for receiving your log-in information for the online system used for applications.  Applicants are able to Register for login information beginning on Friday , March 01, 2019 and ending on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  Information regarding the application process for ESG will be posted on our web site at:  https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/emergency-solutions-grants/esg-funding-competition. Information regarding the application process for HOPWA will be posted on our website at: https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/housing-opportunities-persons-aids-hopwa.

    DCA will offer four in person workshops that will go over the programs, the application process, and the application timeline.  Please click the link below to register for the location of your choice.  These workshops are scheduled for:

    Monday, February 04, 2019

    This session is only open to registrants of the DCA 2019 Housing Symposium in Savannah, GA

    Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Macon Training Center

    6055 Lakeside Commons Drive

    Macon, GA 31210

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzftjk1854ba94f

    Click for location map

    Tuesday February  19, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Goodwill of North Georgia

    929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway

    Cartersville, GA 30120

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzfvn1c11482424

    Click for location map

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm

    DCA Norcross Office Location

    1854 Shackelford Court Suite 400

    Norcross, GA 30093

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzfug0aae171451

    PLEASE LIMIT ATTENDEES TO 1 PERSON PER AGENCY FOR THIS LOCATION

    Click for location map

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the in person workshops listed above to learn about changes that have been made to the ESG and HOPWA programs for 2019 applications.  In the event that you are unable to attend an in person workshop, or if you would like to see the presentation again after attending in person, DCA will also offer an application workshop webinar on February 28, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  To attend the webinar, please register using the following link:

    Please register for 2019 DCA ESG and HOPWA Application Workshop Webinar on February 28, 2019 9:00 AM EDT at:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3420009324193522178
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    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.  Should you have questions regarding these workshops, please contact Marion Goulbourne at Marion.Goulbourne@dca.ga.gov or Harvinder K Makkar at Harvinder.Makkar@dca.ga.gov.

    The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact at: (404) 679-4840 or fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.