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Posted 5/13/2021


On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Under this act, additional funding was allocated for the ESG program to be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homeless prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus.

HCD receives funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the ESG-CV program. The ESG-CV R2 NOFA outlines application requirements and eligibility requirements.

Qualified applicants interested in applying must submit their ESG-CV R2 proposals in accordance with this RFP no later than:

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The ESG-CV program provides funding for the following objectives:

  • Prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus among individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or receiving homeless assistance in a coordinated response that considers all available funding streams, housing resources, staffing resources and other community assets that can be marshalled.

  • Prioritize the use of ESG-CV (Round 2) funds for Rapid Rehousing to assist households experiencing literal homelessness move to the safest location possible—housing.

  • Prioritize the use of ESG-CV (Round 2) Rapid Rehousing funds to assist households staying in non-congregate shelter move to housing. Prioritize the use of ESG-CV (Round 2) funds for Emergency Shelter as needed while providing pathways to housing from emergency shelter.

  • Address racial disproportionality in homeless populations and achieve equitable provision of services for Black, Native and Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islanders and other people of color who are disproportionately impacted by homelessness and COVID-19.

  • Provide housing and services that are low barrier, trauma informed, culturally responsive and housing first oriented. Per HUD guidance, individuals and families assisted with these ESG-CV funds must not be required to receive treatment or perform any other prerequisite activities as a condition for receiving shelter, housing, or other services for which these funds are used.

Proposals submitted must be directly related to providing homeless assistance to prevent, prepare and respond to coronavirus and mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus. Eligible activities related to this funding include:

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Street Outreach

  • Rapid Rehousing

  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)


Attendance at the ESG-CV Application Workshop is mandatory for anyone with intent to apply for funding. 

Applicant Conference & Technical Assistance Workshop

 Date:             May 20, 2021
 Time:            10:00 AM       
 Location:      Zoom conference

 Registration for the Zoom conference shall be completed at the following link:

The ESG-CV R2 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is posted on the ESG website:

Additional information and links will also be available through the IVCCC website:

For additional questions, please contact Debbie Wray at

Request for Proposal Timeline
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