The Grand Rapids/Wyoming/Kent County Continuum of Care (CoC) seeks qualified agencies to apply that propose usage of MSHDA ESG 2020-2021 for direct financial assistance for rapid re-housing. Supportive services and case management expenses as they relate to providing rapid re-housing services are not eligible through these funds.
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal entitlement-based program that serves households experiencing homelessness or who are at risk. In the 2020-2021 grant year, MSHDA will receive funds from HUD and will provide a 1:1 match to make an estimated $9-10 million available across the State of Michigan. ESG requires the use of Coordinated Entry as an important process through which people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness can access the housing crisis response system in a streamlined way. This Coordinated Entry system is created by all homeless service providers working together in a synchronized fashion in conjunction with an agency known as the Housing Assessment and Resource Agency (HARA).
Qualified agencies may apply for up to $176,000 for rapid re-housing activities. Costs are capped at 4% for administration and 10% for HMIS for any proposed project.
Interested agencies shall send a letter of qualifications no later than 4pm on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 to Courtney Myers-Keaton at firstname.lastname@example.org