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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) & Immediate Needs Assistance Program (INAP) Applicaton Information
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Welcome to the city of Las Vegas, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) application process for the 2013/2014 Program Year. The ESG Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is authorized by the HUD McKinney-Vento (HEARTH Act), as amended. The purpose of the ESG Program is to provide funding 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 shelters
• Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families
• Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.
The ESG program funded annually through Congress, provides citizen input in the decision-making process including: conducting focus group meetings to identify community needs, soliciting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, holding public hearings and making funding recommendations to the City Council.
For more information about ESG funds, please call the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (Community Resources Division) at (702) 229-2330.
FY 2013 - 2014 ESG Applications
The application process for FY 13/14 will open on December 3, 2012. Applications are available through ZoomGrants, an online paperless process. You will find links below for information relating to the ESG Program and the application process.
* HUD Application Manual – General Information
* ESG Application Instructions 2012-13
* ZoomGrant Tutorial
Apply for 2013-2014 ESG Online (Click here for a direct link to Zoom Grants) - All applicants for ESG Program must use this online system. No paper applications will be accepted.
- All agencies must be an IRS 501 C(3) or (4) Nonprofit in good standing to apply.
- Agencies must have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date.
- Agencies must have a minimum 100 percent match which can be agency cash 75 percent and In-Kind 25 percent, or committed funds.
- Agencies must be in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.
- Agencies must have a current city of Las Vegas Business License for the address where the services will be provided.
Potential applicants for the city of Las Vegas Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program should review the eligibility criteria, program regulations, policies and procedures found in the ESG Application Program Manual .
Further information related to ESG can be found at 24 CFR Part 576
- Technical Assistance Meetings:
1. Dec.3, 2012 CDBG Returning Applicants from 8 – 9:30 a.m.
2. Dec. 3, 2012 ESG Applicants from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
3. Dec. 3, 2012 First Time Applicants from 2 - 4 p.m.
No separate HOPWA Technical Assistance Meeting this year
- Application Release: Dec. 3, 2012
- Application Submission Deadline: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 3 p.m.
- Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance.
Notice of Application
Formal Notice of the Availability of Funds and release of applications was published in the Las Vegas Review Journal on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
Immediate Needs Assistance Program (INAP)
The Immediate Needs Assistance Program (INAP) is a pilot program created by the city in an effort to transition from HPRP (which has expired) to the new Emergency Solutions Grant program. The initial contract period between the city and Subrecipient is for six months, with a required three month progress report.
The city is creating a direct client services model, where the city can refer clients directly to the nonprofits who receive this funding for immediate assistance. The INAP Grant is administered by the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department, utilizing $700,000 in 9 percent RDA Set-Aside funds.
The purpose of the grant is to assist those people who are suddenly in a crisis through no fault of their own. The city realizes that there is a need for people who, through immediate assistance, would be able to sustain the housing they are in or be placed into housing and stabilize within a short timeframe (one to six months).
The assistance can be used to pay for rent, security deposits (non-refundable), utility deposits and payments, utility and rental arrears (maximum 2two months), and /or costs associated with moving. It may also be used for essential services such as birth certificates, work cards, NV ID, and bus passes.
For more information about INAP funds, please call the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (Community Resources Division) at (702) 229-2330.
FY 2012-2013 INAP APPLICATION
To be released spring of 2013