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​​​2021 ESG​​ Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) 

KHC is not currently accepting applications for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding. The 2021 ESG Competitive Application closed on June 11, 2021.  The next competitive application will be posted in Spring 2022.  For reference, below is documentation from the 2021 ESG Competitive Application.​​

Universal Funding Application​

All ESG applications must be submitted through KHC's Universal Funding App​​lication (UFA) online platform. Visit the FAQ section of the UFA webpage for information on how to create an account, start an application, etc.​ The name of the application in the UFA is 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Application.

Important Dates

  • KHC Capacity Scorecard Submission Deadline11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    (As the first step of the application process, all applicants are requirement to complete the KHC Capacity Scorecard within the UFA. This Scorecard will be accessible to the applicant once they create an application. This step must be completed before the applicant will have access to the rest of the application. Applicants who do not submit the Capacity Scorecard by this deadline will not be considered for funding.)

  • Application Submission Deadline (Time Revised) – 4:30 p.m. ET Friday, June 11, 2021

​ESG ES Application Webinar

An informational webinar was held on Monday, May 17, 2021. A recording is available. To access the recording, registration is required. Once you register, the recording page will be visible.


The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is designed to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help them quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.

The ESG Program provides funds to:​

  • Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street.​
  • Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families.
  • Help operate these shelters.
  • Provide essential services to shelter residents.
  • Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families.
  • Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

The program is also intended to lower the increase of homelessness through the funding of preventive programs and services. Eligible applicants include units of local government or private, nonprofit organizations that receive approval by an appropriate unit of local government.

ESG Program funds may be used for one or more of the five program components:

  • Street Outreach
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Rapid Re-Housing
  • Homeless Management Information System

​Resources from the National Alliance to End Homelessness 

Rapid Rehousing

Low-Barrier Emergency Shelter

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