Date: Friday, May 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Categories: SDHDA*

The Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) is a federal block grant authorized by subtitle B of the McKinney Vento Homelessness Assistance Act and is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the ESG Program is administered by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) for the State of South Dakota.

ESG funds are to be used for services provided to homeless and near homeless individuals and families in these major categories:
1. Renovation, major rehabilitation or conversion of building for use as emergency shelter facilities;
2. Payment of certain expenses related to operating emergency shelter facilities;
3. Provision of essential services related to emergency shelters and street outreach for the homeless;
4. Provision of Rapid Re-Housing assistance;
5. Development and implementation of homelessness prevention activities; and
6. Participating in the Homeless Management Information System.


Complete applications are due to South Dakota Housing Development Authority by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, May 31, 2018 and May 31, 2019. The application deadline is firm as to the date AND hour. Applicants should take this into account and submit applications as early as possible to avoid risk brought about by unanticipated delays or delivery-related problems. In particular, applicants intending to mail applications must provide sufficient time to permit delivery on or before the deadline date and hour. Acceptance by post office or private mailer does not constitute delivery. Facsimile (FAX), COD, and postage due applications will not be accepted.

SDHDA will not consider any incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline. All applications must be typed. No hand written applications will be accepted. A certification of local approval for non-profit organizations is attached to the application. The certification must be executed and returned with the completed application along with other applicable items (refer to the application form for additional application requirements).

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