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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits to Address
Housing Crises and Homelessness

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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West Virginia Community Advancement and Development (WVCAD)

Conf. Date:

04/01/19

Deadline Date:

04/26/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations to help individuals and their families find permanent housing solutions after a period of homelessness or a sudden housing crisis. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for outreach and shelters; for initiatives that aim to prevent homelessness; and to address the needs of the homeless and of those who are at risk of becoming homeless. The program is targeted to individuals and families who without this assistance will become or remain homeless, and resources will be allocated to applicants with the best outcomes for those they serve. Applicants must demonstrate community collaboration.

Program emphasis should be placed on providing adequate assessment of program participant’s housing barriers with a focus on moving them to permanent housing as soon as possible. The goal is that no one is homeless (living on the streets or in emergency shelter) for more than 30 days. ESG program participants should connect with other mainstream resources to assure the most impact with the least amount of ESG funds used, since there are rarely sufficient funds to serve all persons at-risk of homelessness. Communities must limit the use of funds for those individuals who lack the resources or support systems to remain in housing without intervention.

Components of the program include:
- Street Outreach
- Emergency Shelter
- Rapid Re-Housing
- Homelessness Prevention

For additional information about these program components, see:
http://wvcad.org/assets/files/resources/Emergency-Solutions-Grant/PY2019-ESG-Funding-Application.pdf#page=6

The WVCAD ESG program should exhibit inter-agency collaboration to address the five goals outlined in the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness titled Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. Those goals are:
a. To end homelessness among Veterans,
b. To end chronic homelessness among people with disabilities,
c. To end homelessness among families with children,
d. To end homelessness among unaccompanied youth, and
e. To end homelessness among all other individuals.

For examples of eligible activities, see:
http://wvcad.org/assets/files/resources/Emergency-Solutions-Grant/PY2019-ESG-Funding-Application.pdf#page=10

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185639

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,400,000

Number of Grants:

WVCAD anticipates the potential for several awards to be made with this funding.

Term of Contract:

The period of performance is July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit agencies are eligible applicants for ESG funding and are referred to as “Subrecipients” where funding is received directly from WVCAD.

Eligible applicants must be:
a. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) and be current on 990 filings at time of application;
b. Comply with ESG guidelines and applicable state and federal policies and procedures, including compliance with federal and state non-discrimination laws;
c. Have established accounting practices including internal controls, fiscal accounting procedures and cost allocation plans, and can track agency and program expense by revenue source;
d. Submit, as part of this application, the applicant’s West Virginia Business License and IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter;
e. Can demonstrate prior experience serving individuals and families at-risk of, or currently experiencing homelessness;
f. Certify that they will fully utilize the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) and the Shelter Point module within the HMIS, or comparable system as in the case of domestic violence applicants;
g. Participate in the official Continuum of Care in the applicant’s area.

Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to:
a. Recruitment of staff
b. Depreciation for assets that have outlived their depreciable lives (Use allowance method no longer allowed.)
c. Costs associated with the agency rather than the specific program
d. Any costs associated with advertisements, pamphlets, surveys, etc.
e. Staff training, entertainment, conferences, or retreats (WVCAD approval required)
f. Public relations
g. Bad debts and/or late fees
h. Program participant mortgage and/or debt services
i. Mortgage assistance

WVCAD no longer funds transitional housing.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission of applications is April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM.

ESG Applicants are required to consult with the Continuum of Care (CoC) while designing the ESG Application and its proposed activities. Applicants must provide this form to the CoC staff in the CoC where the applicant agency is applying for funds for CoC completion and approval. If the form is not signed by the CoC, no points will be awarded.

All questions must be submitted in writing via e-mail to Lee Tabor. Responses to any written questions will be provided via e-mail to all agencies that have notified WVCAD of their intent to apply.

ESG has a dollar-for-dollar matching requirement. Match can be cash or non-cash (in-kind). To be considered match, the expense or in-kind contribution must be something that would be an allowable expense to the ESG program if there were enough money in the grant to pay for it.

Applicants must be registered with SAM prior to applying: http://www.sam.gov/

Timeline:
- Application Released: March 21, 2019
- Technical Assistance Call 1: March 28, 2019
- Technical Assistance Call 2: April 1, 2019
- Application Submittal Deadline: April 26, 2019
- Notification of Approval: June 14, 2019
- Grant Agreement to Sub-recipients: July 1, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications digitally to:
Lee Tabor, Program Manager
lee.g.tabor@wv.gov

Jeremy Hutchinson, Compliance Manager
jeremy.r.hutchinson@wv.gov

Jennifer Ferrell, Interim Director, WVCAD
jennifer.l.ferrell@wv.gov

West Virginia Community Advancement and Development
Emergency Solution Grant
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 3, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
(304) 558-2234
Fax (304) 558-2246

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