2019 Emergency Solutions Grants and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Application Workshop Announcement

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


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

Goodwill of North Georgia

929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway

Cartersville, GA 30120


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

DCA Norcross Office Location

1854 Shackelford Court Suite 400

Norcross, GA 30093



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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:

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.