2024 Emergency Solutions Grants Application Workshop Announcement

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2024 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program competition.  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 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 experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness to move toward housing sustainability. We do not fund individuals or households.

The ESG Program competition will open on Monday, April 8, 2024 and all applications, supporting documents, and organizational documentation will be due on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 2:00 pm.

Information regarding the 2024 ESG Program competition will be posted on the ESG Program webpage at:  https://www.dca.ga.gov/safe-affordable-housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/emergency-solutions-grants.  

DCA will offer five (5) in person ESG Program workshops that will go over the projects, the application process, organizational documents, and the application timeline.  Please click the link below to register for the location of your choice.  These workshops are scheduled for:

Friday, February 9, 2024, 11:00 am

This session is only open to registrants of the Department Community Affairs Homeless and Special Needs Housing, Housing Symposium in Atlanta, GA.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 10:00 am

Ninth District Opportunity, Inc.

308 Spring Street SW

Gainesville, GA 30501

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11:00 am

Mack Gaston Community Center

218 N. Fredrick Street

Dalton, GA 30721

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 10:00 am

College of Coastal Georgia

Stembler Theater

One College Drive

Brunswick, GA 31520

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 10:00 am

River Edge Behavioral Health

175 Emery Hwy

Macon, GA 31217

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