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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

Grants to South Dakota Nonprofits and Local Governments
for Services and Shelters for the Homeless

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South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA)

Deadline Date:

05/31/17 5:00 PM Central Time Receipt


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $80,000 to South Dakota nonprofits and local governments for homelessness prevention and emergency shelter activities. Eligible applicants are those that have prior experience working with families and individuals at-risk of or currently struggling with homelessness. Also, the applicant must evidence their staff’s expertise with case management skills.

Grant amounts may be used for one or more of the following activities:

Street Outreach - Funds may be used for costs of providing essential services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people; connect them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services; and provide urgent non-facility-based care to unsheltered homeless people who are unwilling or unable to access emergency shelter, housing or an appropriate health facility.

Emergency Shelter - Funds may be used for costs of providing essential services to families and individuals in emergency shelters, renovating building to be used as emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals, and operating emergency shelters.

Homelessness Prevention Component – Funds may be used to provide housing relocation and stabilization services and short and medium-term rental assistance necessary to prevent an individual or family from moving into an emergency shelter and prevent incidences of homelessness.

Rapid Re-Housing Assistance - ESG funds may be used to provide housing relocation and stabilization services and short or medium-term rental assistance necessary to help a homeless individual or family move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) - – ESG funds may be used to pay the costs of participating in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or the comparable database which has been created for domestic violence agencies. Costs include: hardware, software licenses or equipment; obtaining technical support; completing data entry and analysis; monitoring and reviewing data quality; training; reporting; and coordinating and integrating the system.

Administrative Costs - Up to 7.5% of ESG funds may be used for administration. Five-percent (5%) is available for SDHDA and 2.5% available for sub-recipients. Costs include: salaries, wages and related costs of staff engaged in program administration, including: preparing requirements, developing interagency agreements and agreements with subrecipients and contractors to carry out program activities, monitoring program activities for progress and compliance; preparing reports, coordinating the resolution of audit and monitoring findings, evaluating results, managing and supervising staff, travel costs and office supplies and rental and maintenance of office space.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178691

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Maximum amount of grant funds eligible to be requested is $80,000 while the minimum is $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be non-profits or units of local government. Governmental organizations such as public housing agencies and local housing finance agencies are not eligible applicants under the ESG program.

Applicants must be in compliance with ESG guidelines 24 CFR Part 576 and applicable state and federal policies and procedures, including compliance with federal and state non-discrimination laws.

Applicants with outstanding audit findings, IRS findings, SDHDA monitoring findings or other compliance issues are not eligible ESG sub-grantees. Please note SDHDA will work with all interested parties, where appropriate, toward the resolution of the unresolved matters.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant allocations are made annually in the spring/summer.

Eligible applicants must be an active member of the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium (SDHHC).

Each sub-recipient must match its Emergency Solutions Grants amounts with an equal amount of funds received from sources other than this program.

Payment of ESG funds to the sub-recipient will be completed as a reimbursement. Requests for payment should be submitted on a monthly basis, but at a minimum quarterly.

Contact Information:

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

Denise Albertson, Rental Housing Assistant
Phone: (605)773-2598

P.O. Box 1237
Pierre, SD 57501-1237
(605) 773-3181
FAX (605) 773-5154

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota