Housing For The Homeless

Emergency Solutions Grant Program

Program Description

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 and is administered by SDHDA for the State of South Dakota. ESG funds provide for emergency shelter and homelessness prevention activities including short-term and medium-term rental assistance and services to stabilize and rapidly re-house individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be non-profits or units of local government. Governmental organizations such as public housing agencies and local housing finance agencies are not eligible applicants under the ESG program. Applicants must be in compliance with ESG guidelines 24 CFR Part 576 and applicable state and federal policies and procedures, including compliance with federal and state non-discrimination laws.

Eligible Activities

Grant amounts may be used for one or more of the following activities:

  1. Street Outreach
  2. Emergency Shelter
  3. Homelessness Prevention
  4. Rapid Re-Housing Assistance
  5. Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  6. Administrative Costs

Application Procedure

Applications are made available by SDHDA to units of general local government and to private, nonprofit organizations, and are awarded on a statewide, competitive basis. Grant allocations are made annually in the spring/summer.

Call or e-mail Denise Albertson, Rental Housing Assistant for SDHDA with questions
Phone: (605)773-2598

ESG Allocation Plan
ESG Application
ESG Application Submission
ESG-CV Training

ESG Forms

ESG Sub-Recipients