2013-2014 ESG APPLICATION Webinar

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Department of Community Affairs
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM
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“…maintains support for a crisis response
system through emergency shelters, but
places an emphasis on identifying and
preventing homelessness and returning those
who experience homelessness back into the
community as quickly as possible.”
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Address questions about the
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Part 2 application process
DCA funding priorities
Content of applications
Eligible activities
Provide technical assistance regarding
submission of applications in Part 2
Offer applicants a chance to learn from peers
Assist applicants in this competitive process in a
fair manner that does not give advantage to one
applicant over another
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Provide guidance on Part 1 of the application
process: NOI and Organizational
documentation
Explicitly tell you which programs your
agency should apply for or not apply for
◦ If you are unsure about moving into a new field or
program area--reach out to ESG grantees currently
conducting those programs for advice. These
decisions must usually be made by a Board of
Directors or other Executive level committee
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FEDERAL FUNDS:
◦ Rapid Re-Housing
◦ Shelter
◦ HMIS
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*STATE FUNDS:
◦ Transitional Housing
◦ Hotel/Motel Vouchers
◦ Project Homeless Connect
*State funded programs will be held to federal
standards
Program
Minimum
Maximum
Shelter
$20,000
$50,000
Transitional
$20,000
$20,000
Supportive/Essential
Services programs
$20,000
$75,000
Homelessness
Prevention
$20,000
No established limit
Rapid Re-Housing
$20,000
No established limit
Project Homeless
Connect
$2,000
$2,000
Street Outreach
$20,000
No established limit
Hotel/Motel Vouchers
No established
minimum
No established limit
HMIS
No established
minimum
$20,000
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Evaluation Categories:
Monitoring Performance
Application Content
HMIS
Program Performance
CoC/ESG Entitlement Priority
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Many transitional housing programs are in
the process of changing their models to
become emergency shelters
These agencies must decide whether to apply
as ES or TH programs
THINGS TO WEIGH:
◦ Applying as ES -- length of stay (performance
measure) will be longer than other ES applicants
◦ Applying as TH -- must serve special populations
and small funding source makes grant more
competitive
Can be used for supporting same efforts with
ALICE system as HMIS
1. Reserved for Balance of State CoC and ESG
Entitlement agencies/areas served
2. Limited to shelters, rapid re-housing
programs
3. Available to prevention programs if funding
is available
4. Available for program types listed above
with high volume or large implementations
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Balance of State CoC/ESG area agencies can
apply under shelter
Agencies in other areas can apply for statefunded Hotel/Motel Voucher program
Must demonstrate clear reason that NO
APPROPRIATE shelter is available
Must be associated with a housing program
through which clients will be moved to
permanent housing
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Funding must be used to serve HOMELESS
households!
Services Only grants can complement the
work of homeless housing programs BUT will
NOT be awarded if:
◦ Services are available in the mainstream
◦ Service costs can be covered by another ESG
funding stream, i.e. case management, child care,
and transportation for shelter and transitional
programs
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Staff costs are limited to case managers
Like other ESG program types 100% match is
required to help cover administrative and
other costs associated with implementing
these programs
Ratio of relocation and stabilization services,
i.e. case management (soft costs), in relation
to hard costs like rental assistance, utilities,
etc. must be reasonable and justifiable
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Will NOT pay for the purchase of a vehicle!
Eligible transportation costs include:
Costs of transporting staff to work with
clients
Costs of transporting clients to services and
housing
Specifically:
◦ Mileage for staff vehicles
◦ Public transportation
◦ Taxis
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Existing DCA ESG recipients must submit HUD
APR in Part 1 of application
◦ Report date 7/1/2012-2/28/2013
◦ Data quality will be evaluated
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Must explicitly demonstrate knowledge of
new regulations regarding definition of
homelessness
Part 2 webinars:
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Thursday, April 4 at 10AM
Friday, April 5 at 10AM
Thursday, April 11 at 10AM
Friday, April 12 at 10AM
Application Guidelines on website
Application website:
http://www.dca.state.ga.us/housing/SpecialNeeds/progra
ms/esgapps.asp
Esg Grantees Only website:
http://www.dca.state.ga.us/housing/specialneeds/progra
ms/ESGGranteesOnly.asp
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“Raise your hand” in the webinar
We will un-mute individuals to ask questions
You may need to type questions into the chat
box
Please be patient as we get to as many
questions as possible
Please be aware that DCA cannot make
programmatic decisions for your agency

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