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Las Vegas Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Grants to Las Vegas, Nevada Nonprofits for Immediate
Homelessness Relief and Housing Support

GrantWatch ID#: 167516
Agency Type:

Local

City of Las Vegas

12/12/16 3:00 PM PST Receipt

11/30/16

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Grants to Las Vegas, Nevada nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of homeless prevention and shelter, emergency housing, and shelter for individuals affected by addiction. Prsopective applicants must attend the mandatory November 30 information session.

The City of Las Vegas seeks qualified applicants that will provide opportunities for affordable housing to prevent and reduce homelessness, create safe and livable communities, economic opportunities for individuals with low to moderate incomes, and educational enrichment opportunities.

The ESG program provides funding to:

-Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
-Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
-Help operate these shelters;
-Provide essential services to shelter residents;
-Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families; and
-Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

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 (up to 7.5% of a recipient’s allocation can be used for administrative activities).

Eligible Program Components:

1) Street Outreach

Essential Services related to reaching out to unsheltered homeless individuals and families, connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services, and providing them with urgent, non-facility-based care. Eligible costs include engagement, case management, emergency health and mental health services, transportation, and services for special populations.

2) Emergency Shelter

Renovation, including major rehabilitation or conversion, of a building to serve as an emergency shelter. The emergency shelter must be owned by a government entity or private nonprofit organization. The shelter must serve homeless persons for at least 3 or 10 years, depending on the type of renovation and the value of the building. Note: Property acquisition and new construction are ineligible ESG activities.

Essential Services, including case management, child care, education services, employment assistance and job training, outpatient health services, legal services, life skills training, mental health services, substance abuse treatment services, transportation, and services for special populations.

Shelter Operations, including maintenance, rent, repair, security, fuel, equipment, insurance, utilities, food, furnishings, and supplies necessary for the operation of the emergency shelter. Where no appropriate emergency shelter is available for a homeless family or individual, eligible costs may also include a hotel or motel voucher for that family or individual.

3) Homelessness Prevention

Housing relocation and stabilization services and short-and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to prevent the individual or family from moving to an emergency shelter, a place not meant for human habitation, or another place described in paragraph (1) of the homeless definition.

The costs of homelessness prevention are only eligible to the extent that the assistance is necessary to help the program participant regain stability in their current housing or move into other permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.

Eligible costs include:

-Rental Assistance: rental assistance and rental arrears
-Financial assistance: rental application fees, security and utility deposits, utility payments, last month's rent, moving costs
-Services: housing search and placement, housing stability case management, landlord-tenant mediation, tenant legal services, credit repair

4) Rapid Re-Housing

Housing relocation and stabilization services and/or short-and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help individuals or families living in shelters or in places not meant for human habitation move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.

Eligible costs include:

-Rental Assistance: rental assistance and rental arrears
-Financial Assistance: rental application fees, security and utility deposits, utility payments, last month's rent, moving costs
-Services: housing search and placement, housing stability case management, landlord-tenant mediation, tenant legal services, credit repair

5) Data Collection (HMIS)

ESG funds may be used to pay for the costs of participating in and contributing to the HMIS designated by the Continuum of Care for the area.

6) Administration

Up to 7.5 percent of a recipient's allocation can be used for Administrative activities. These include general management, oversight, and coordination; reporting on the program; the costs of providing training on ESG requirements and attending HUD-sponsored ESG trainings; the costs of preparing and amending the ESG and homelessness-related sections of the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and CAPER; and the costs of carrying out environmental review responsibilities.

State recipients must share administrative funds with their subrecipients that are local governments, and may share administrative funds with their subrecipients that are nonprofit organizations.

Grantee Requirements:

-All agencies must be an IRS 501(c)(3) or (4) nonprofit in good standing to apply.

-Agencies must be a licensed Shelter within the city limits to apply for Operations Funds.

-Agencies must have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date.

-Agencies must be in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State's Office.

-Agencies must have a current city of Las Vegas business license for the address where the services will be provided.

The minimum eligibility criteria for ESG beneficiaries are as follows:

-For essential services related to street outreach, beneficiaries must meet the criteria under paragraph (1)(i) of the “homeless” definition under § 576.2.

-For emergency shelter, beneficiaries must meet the “homeless” definition in 24 CFR 576.2.

-For essential services related to emergency shelter, beneficiaries must be “homeless” and staying in an emergency shelter (which could include a day shelter).

-For homelessness prevention assistance, beneficiaries must meet the requirements described in 24 CFR 576.103par.

-For rapid re-housing assistance, beneficiaries must meet requirements described in 24 CFR 576.104.

-Further eligibility criteria may be established at the local level in accordance with 24 CFR 576.400(e).

Applicants must attend one of two workshops offered. ESG workshops are scheduled for November 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

You must RSVP your attendance by contacting Shawn Bolster or Natalia Aguilar no earlier than November 14, 2016.

If you have a disability and need special accommodations or require an interpreter please call (702) 229-2330 or TTY (702) 386-9108 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

All workshops will be held at:

City Hall
495 S. Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Additional Program Information: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/esg/

Applications must be received no later than 3:00 PM PST on December 12, 2016.

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the presentation phase of the application process. Presentations before the Community Development Review Board (CDRB) will be held in December 2016. Notification letters will be mailed to selected applicants providing the date, time, and location for which presentation will be held.

Upon receiving recommendations from the CDRB, city of Las Vegas staff will mail out award letters notifying each approved candidate.

Agencies must have a minimum 100 percent match which can be agency cash 75 percent and In-Kind 25 percent, or committed funds

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

Apply Online: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2089&limited=626

Shawn Bolster
702-229-4912
sbolster@lasvegasnevada.gov

Natalia Aguilar
702-229-6417
naguilar@lasvegasnevada.gov

City of Las Vegas
495 S. Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Nonprofits in Law Vegas may apply.

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