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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions (ESG-CV) Grant - Third Run

Grants to Texas Nonprofits to Provide Services to
Homeless Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Irving, Planning and Community Development Department

Conf. Date:

08/27/21

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 5:00 PM CST

Description:

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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations to provide services to homeless populations in eligible regions during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding may be used for emergency shelter programs and street outreach services. Projects must serve individuals in the City of Irving.

The city has received federal funding to assist low‐income households during this challenging time. Specifically, the city has received a special allocation of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are referred to herein as the ESG‐Coronavirus (ESG‐CV) funds.  

As established in the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Title 24, Part 576.100, ESG funds may be used for five program components:street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re‐housing assistance, and HMIS; as well as administrative activities.

Due to the current public health crisis, and the previous ESG and ESG‐CV allocated within in the City of Irving during the previous funding rounds, the City wants to prioritize the following eligible categories:  

Crisis Response  

  • Street Outreach  
  • Emergency Shelter and Temporary Emergency Shelter (Operations and Services)
  • Newly added additional eligible activities included on ESG‐CV Notices CPD‐21‐08 and CPD‐20‐ 08

Solid and justified proposal for the other eligible activities could be considered after funding the prioritized activities.

Street Outreach: The goal of Street Outreach Services are to make connections to stable housing with tailored services and supports of a client's choice, such as health and behavioral health care, transportation, access to benefits, and more, through person‐centered, trauma‐informed, and housing‐focused services. Programs are encouraged to take advantage of the flexibilities under ESG‐CV to provide housing‐focused services and quickly move clients off the streets and into permanent housing. Agencies will need to demonstrate that ESG‐CV funds will be used to meet the needs of the unsheltered homeless population and frontline staff to stay safe and healthy during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Higher priority is given to organizations that demonstrate the ability to coordinate services with Irving-based programs, non‐profit organizations, faith‐based organizations, and service providers.

Emergency Shelter:  The goal of the shelter system is to provide a safe, accessible place to stay for those experiencing homelessness and to move them towards and into appropriate and stable permanent housing. Shelters achieve this goal by connecting homeless households with appropriate permanent housing options, as well as other services and community resources that will help them obtain or maintain housing. Agencies will need to demonstrate that ESG‐CV funds will be used for shelter residents to stay safe and healthy during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The City will provide funding under the Emergency Shelter component to shelters for eligible activities associated with the provision of shelter operations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161418

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Subrecipient requests should be for a minimum of $25,000 to operate programs that are following ESG‐CV funded activities.

Term of Contract:

Funded organizations may be able to request reimbursement of COVID-related eligible activities beginning March 1, 2021.

Subrecipient awards are for 12-month grant terms.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include private, nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that plan to provide Street Outreach, Navigation, Emergency Shelter, Temporary Emergency Shelter, and/or Shelter Case Management services. All sub-recipients must:

a) Record all client-related data and activity within 48 hours using the CoC-established HMIS, or an approved comparable database if serving survivors of domestic violence, and provide all required quarterly reporting as outlined by the HUD mandated ESG-CV Reporting Guidance;
b) Participate in the CoC through CoC membership and respective program-specific workgroups and committees;
c) Participate actively in Irving’ssystem-wide coordinated entry,the Coordinated Assessment System (CAS), including taking all referrals through CAS; and
d) Comply with all requirements in their subrecipient agreements.

It is also important to note those activities and expenses that are NOT deemed eligible for reimbursement under the Homelessness Solutions program. These include:
- Staff recruitment;
- Facilities/equipment depreciation;
- Costs associated with the operation of the parent organization other than those associated with funded ESG/ESG-CV specific program;
- Costs associated with organizational outreach, advertisements, pamphlets, surveys, etc.;
- Staff training (except ESG-CVeligible activities), entertainment, conferences or retreats;
- Public relations, advertising or fundraising expense;
- Payments for bad debts/late fees;
- Mortgage assistance/payments for program participants;
- Subrecipient mortgage/debt service;
- Indirect organizational costs, and;
- Rental assistance in any unit in which the subrecipient or subsidiary has one percent (1%) or more ownership interest in the property

Pre-proposal Conference:

The City of Irving will host an optional application training workshop on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 10:30-11:30 am via Zoom.

If you want to attend, please register using the following link here: https://www.cityofirving.org/566/Human-Services-Programs

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Public announcement 20‐Aug‐21
- NOFA issued and application available 20‐Aug‐21
- Application and Technical Assistance Training 27‐Aug‐21
- Application deadline for submission 10‐Sep‐21
- Proposals Reviewed and Scored September 13‐17, 2021
- HHSB Review (Subcommittee) September 20‐24, 2021
- Agency notifications 27‐Sep‐21
- Council Date for Approval 28‐Oct‐21

The City of Irving will entertain questions from organizations between August 27, 2021 and August 30, 2021. All responses will be provided via email to all organizations that submitted questions in a cumulative email by August 31, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.cityofirving.org/566/Human-Services-Programs

All questions must be submitted in writing to the City of Irving’s Planning and Community Development Department, Fernando Hernandez‐Garza, at fgarza@cityofirving.org

City of Irving
825 W Irving Boulevard
Irving, TX 75060
Phone: (972) 721-2600

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