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Emergency Shelter Grants Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Who is eligible to apply...

States, metropolitan cities, urban counties, and territories. Local governments receiving formula allocations may distribute all or part of their grants to nonprofit recipients to be used for ESG activities. State grantees must distribute ESG funds to local governments, or directly to nonprofit organizations with the approval of the local government. Only local governments and nonprofit organizations may apply for ESG funds directly from States. The territories receive their allocations based on their population size.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:

States, metropolitan cities, urban counties, and territories that elect to participate in the program must submit (1) an approved Consolidated Plan; and (2) certifications that each grantee will (a) supplement the assistance provided under the program with an equal amount of funds from other sources, except for State grantees under the $100,000 exemption, (b) ensure that any building using ESG funds will continue as a homeless shelter for specified periods, (c) ensure that assisted rehabilitation is sufficient to make the structure safe and sanitary, (d) provide for a procedure to ensure the confidentiality of victims of domestic violence, and assist homeless individuals in obtaining appropriate supportive services and other available assistance, and (e) meet other generally applicable requirements, such as nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133 for State and local governments. State grantees are exempt from matching the first $100,000 of their award, but States must certify that they will provide the benefits of that exemption to local government and nonprofit recipients.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.