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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Grants to North Dakota Nonprofits and Agencies
for Homelessness Services and Shelters

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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North Dakota Department of Commerce - Division of Community Services (DCS)

Deadline Date:

06/08/18 5:00 PM CT

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to North Dakota nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that operate programs and facilities serving the homeless. Funding is available to programs that identify both unsheltered and sheltered homeless individuals, as well as individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Programs will provide the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.

The Division of Community Services currently awards grant funds directly to emergency/homeless shelters and agencies throughout the state to provide for activities such as operational expenses (utilities, insurances, furnishings/appliances, etc.) and essential services (case management, medical, laundry, transportation, etc.), homeless prevention, rapid re-housing and HMIS (Homeless Management Information System).

Eligible Activities:

Street Outreach:

-Definition: Activities to locate, identify and build relationships with unsheltered homeless people for the purpose of providing immediate support, intervention, and connections with homeless assistance programs and/or mainstream social services and housing program.

-Eligible Participants: Unsheltered individuals and families.

-Eligible Expenses: Engagement, case management, emergency health services, emergency mental health services, transportation; and services to special populations.

Shelter Activities:

Eligible Activities are:

1. Renovation: Eligible expenses are labor, materials, tools, and other costs for renovation (including major rehabilitation of an emergency shelter or conversion of a building into an emergency shelter). The emergency shelter must be owned by a government entity or private nonprofit organization.

2. Operations: Eligible expenses are costs of maintenance (including minor or routine repairs), rent, security, fuel, equipment, insurance, utilities, food furnishing 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. Essential Services: Eligible program participants are individuals and families who are homeless. Eligible expenses are case management, child care, education services, employment assistance, outpatient health services, legal services, life skills, mental health services, substance abuse assistance treatment services, transportation, services for special populations.

Rapid Re-Housing Activities - HUD Priority

-Definition: To help homeless individuals or households transition as quickly as possible into permanent supportive housing.

-Eligible Participants: Literally homeless individuals and households currently living in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation.

-Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services include: Moving costs, rental application fees, security deposit, last month’s rent, utility deposit, utility payments, housing search and placement, housing stability case management, mediation, legal services and credit repair.

-Tenant Based Rental Assistance – Program participants select a housing unit in which to live and receive rental assistance.

a. Short-Term Rental Assistance: Up to 3 months
b. Medium-Term Rental Assistance: 4 to 24 months

Project Based Rental Assistance – Applicants identify permanent housing units that meet ESG requirements and enter into a rental assistance agreement with the owner to reserve the unit and subsidize its rent so that eligible program participants have access to the units.

a. Short-Term Rental Assistance: Up to 3 months
b. Medium-Term Rental Assistance: 4 to 24 months

Homeless Prevention Activities:

-Definition: To prevent an individual or household from becoming homeless, and moving into an emergency shelter or an unsheltered situation.

-Eligible Participants: Individuals or households who are at risk of becoming homeless and who are extremely low income (household income BELOW 30% AMI).

-Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services include: Transportation, moving costs, rental application fees, security deposit, last month’s rent, utility deposit, utility payments, housing search and placement, housing stability case management, mediation, legal services and credit repair.

-Tenant Based Rental Assistance - Program participants select a housing unit in which to live and receive rental assistance:

a. Short-Term Rental Assistance: Up to 3 months
b. Medium-Term Rental Assistance: 4 to 24 months

Project Based Rental Assistance – Applicants identify permanent housing units that meet ESG requirements and enter into a rental assistance agreement with the owner to reserve the unit and subsidize its rent so that eligible program participants have access to the units.

a. Short-Term Rental Assistance: Up to 3 months
b. Medium-Term Rental Assistance: 4 to 24 months

HMIS Activities:

-Eligible Expenses: Hardware, equipment, software costs (license fees), staff salaries and training necessary to contribute data to the HMIS designated by the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181193

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award is $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations and local government agencies.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM Central Time, Friday, June 8, 2018. The application deadline is firm as to the date and hour.

Contact Information:

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

Adele Sigl, Program Manager
701-328-2618
asigl@nd.gov

North Dakota Department of Commerce
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2
Bismarck, ND 58503

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota