Funding Opportunity

Iron County LHCC will plan, build and executive a collaborative application for the EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT, CARES ACT (ESG-CV2) ESG-CV2 funding allocated to Utah from U.S. Housing and Urban Development in response to COVID-19 to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Department of Workforce Services – Housing and Community Development (HCD) – Homelessness Programs Office (HPO)

Applications will be available after the confirmation of the program on August State Homeless Coordinating Committee meeting.

Service providers in the service area of the Iron County LHCC are welcome to submit Letters of IntentĀ  anytime before August 12, 2020

FUNDING PRIORITIES
HUD has issued a memorandum providing regulatory waivers of certain ESG and Consolidated Plan requirements to help:

  • Prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Provide additional supports to individuals and families eligible for ESG assistance who are economically impacted by COVID-19

HOMELESS SERVICES FUNDING GAPS IDENTIFIED BY UTAH RELATED TO COVID 19 (in order of priority)

Funded projects must be eligible under federal ESG guidelines in accordance with 24 CFR Part 576.

  • Rapid re-housing (only allowable if coordination with the CAP agencies has taken place)
  • Street outreach
  • Diversion (This may belong under emergency shelter or homeless prevention for data tracking)
  • Rapid Exit (This may belong under emergency shelter or homeless prevention for data tracking)
  • Emergency shelter
  • Essential services related to COVID-19 – in alignment with the National Alliance to End Homelessness Framework
  • Non-congregate shelter alternatives (hotel, motel, etc)
    • Overflow sites to accommodate shelter decompression (to reduce crowding) and higher shelter
      demands
    • Isolation sites for people who are confirmed to be positive for COVID-19
    • Quarantine sites for people who are waiting to be tested, or who know that they were exposed to COVID-19
    • Protective housing for people who are at highest risk of severe COVID-19
  • Homelessness Prevention