The Department of Community and Economic Development has received funding for the Emergency Solutions Grant and is making ESG funds available to units of local governments for eligible homeless activities.
In a public notice published on May 19 by Chief Clerk/Administrator Greg Christine, the Monroe County Commissioners announced the availability of the Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) applications for the 2022 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
The notice continues,
“RFPs will be accepted by the Monroe County Commissioners in two stages: the Organization Program Budget on or before Wednesday, May 25, 2022, and the full proposal Friday, June 3, 2022. Proposals must be returned in the format described in the Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) packet to the Monroe County Fiscal Affairs Office by the dates listed above.
Applications will only be accepted if an organization submits a Program Budget by the deadline, with no exceptions.
The purpose of this federal grant funding is to provide services that will assist with: Rapid Re-housing, Street Outreach, Homelessness Prevention, and Emergency Shelter. The funding priority for this grant period is Rapid Rehousing. Applicants must use the HMIS to track clients and activities throughout the life of the grant. In addition, applicants must have evidence of participation in the Pocono Regional Homeless Advisory Board/Continuum of Care. “
Since the notice was published, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has received funding for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The DCED is making ESG funds available to units of local governments for eligible homeless activities.
According to a press release,
“The Monroe County Commissioners desire to apply for ESG Program funds from DCED to provide homeless services, including Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention, Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter and Administration, or on behalf of other entities (Family Promise of Monroe County, Salvation Army East Stroudsburg, Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, and Resources for Human Development/Street2Feet) to provide homeless services. Proposed projects that meet the ESG interim rule requirements at §24 CFR 576 are eligible to receive these funds.
The Monroe County Grants Manager, on behalf of the Monroe County Commissioners, is authorized and directed to execute an ESG Program application for $1,110,663 from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development with a community match of $1,110,663 for a total of $2,221,326.93. If you have any questions or comments before the grant submission on June 10h, please contact Jennifer Strauch at 570-517-3129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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